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Manning Camp Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 7.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,545 feet
Elevation Gain 4,168 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,306 feet
Avg Time One Way 4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 21.75
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack Connecting Only
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Collective Slideshow
14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
The_N
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
DallinW
28  2017-02-07
Saguaro N P Quilter Trail to Madrona R S
markthurman53
15  2016-09-19
Manning Camp via the Tub to Turkey Creek TH
tibber
27  2016-09-17
Rincon Manning Camp Turkey Creek
BiFrost
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
DallinW
6  2015-10-11
Manning Camp via Redington Road
JuanJaimeiii
79  2015-09-01
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
The_Dude
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:12am - 5:18pm
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Nearby Area Water
Rincon Creek Trail
Rincon Creek Trail
0.0 mi away
7.7 mi
3,200 ft
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
2.6 mi away
22.1 mi
6,551 ft
Quilter Trail
Quilter Trail
2.7 mi away
4.6 mi
1,500 ft
Cow Head Saddle Trail
3.6 mi away
4.1 mi
2,140 ft
Papago Springs Trail (FSR 3541)
Papago Springs Trail (FSR 3541)
4.5 mi away
3.0 mi
900 ft
Devil's Bathtub Trail - Coronado NF
4.7 mi away
1.1 mi
174 ft
Hope Camp Trail
Hope Camp Trail
4.7 mi away
7.8 mi
755 ft
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
4.7 mi away
15.2 mi
1,749 ft
Aliso Spring Trail
Aliso Spring Trail
5.0 mi away
5.6 mi
1,837 ft
Mica Mountain Trail
5.1 mi away
1.4 mi
657 ft
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by writelots

Note: Page stats are for the full trail from ranger station.

Connects the Devil's Bathtub trail near Manning Camp with the Grass Shack Campground in Saguaro National Park's Rincon district and on to the Madrona Ranger Station (not accessible by private vehicle). However, this trail will eventually become a part of the Arizona Trail, since it is the shortest route from Madrona ranger station to Manning Camp. It is not, however, the shortest route from Manning Camp to either the Tanque Verde Ridge or Douglas Springs TH (as the author discovered the hard way).


The trail description is for the route as it heads down the hill from Manning Camp. It passes along the southern side of a large canyon below Manning Camp - eventually descending to the bottom of the canyon where the Grass Shack Campground is found. When we visited, this campground showed no signs of recent use, was completely overtaken by vegetation and felt a little eerie... However, water and facilities were present. The trail those choosing to head out to Tanque Verde Ridge or Douglas Springs trails will have to climb back up to Cow Head Saddle here - an extra 800' ascent after all that lovely lost elevation.

Those continuing to Madrona Ranger station (along the route of the AZ Trail) will keep heading roughly downhill through the foothills. Access to the ranger station by car is blocked by a number of crossings of private land, so the closest trailhead to Madrona is the trailhead at the end of Camino Loma Alta, which takes hikers out to Hope Camp. From Hope Camp, it is possible to link together a number of informal routes to reach Madrona.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
NPS

Saguaro National Park
$15 vehicle, $10 motorcycle or $5 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees


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Access from Devil's Bathtub trail at the eastern end. the junction with the Tanque Verde ridge trail and Douglas Springs Trail about half way or Madrona Ranger station on the West
page created by writelots on Sep 12 2008 9:46 am
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