username
X
password
register help
This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Wildcat Canyon - Tonto NF, AZ

details
drive
no permit
forecast
route
stats
photos
triplogs
topics
location
82 15 0
Guide 15 Triplogs  0 Topics
Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Queen V NE
Rated
2.8
2.8 of 5 by 6
 
0
Statistics
clicktap icons for details
Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2.81 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,425 feet
Elevation Gain 595 feet
Accumulated Gain 703 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.15
Interest Historic
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Collective Slideshow
Inaugural Calculation next Tap
25  2018-04-14
Wildcat - Pinto - Campaign Loop
The_Eagle
12  2018-04-14
Wildcat - Pinto - Campaign Loop
joebartels
10  2018-03-31
Cuff Button Trail #276
wallyfrack
19  2018-03-03
Cuff Button Loop
hikerdw
6  2017-12-03
Cuff Button Trail #276
friendofThunderg
4  2017-10-14 RickVincent
20  2017-02-25
Cuff Button Trail #276
Tortoise_Hiker
5  2017-02-25
Cuff Button Trail #276
wallyfrack
Page 1,  2
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
Radar
Expand Map
Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr
Sun  6:58am - 5:20pm
openimportsetbegin
Route Scout App
19604followactivity
Official Route
 
5 Linked
 
Water
Nearby Area Water
Pinto Peak 5991
0.1 mi away
11.3 mi
2,866 ft
Bull Basin Loop - Eastern Superstitions
Bull Basin Loop - Eastern Superstitions
0.1 mi away
10.0 mi
2,812 ft
West Pinto - Campaign to Divide
West Pinto - Campaign to Divide
0.1 mi away
10.6 mi
2,197 ft
West Pinto Trail #212 - Superstitions
West Pinto Trail #212 - Superstitions
0.1 mi away
9.8 mi
2,800 ft
Paradise Trail # 271
Paradise Trail # 271
0.3 mi away
2.7 mi
1,509 ft
Bull Basin Trail #270 - Superstitions
Bull Basin Trail #270 - Superstitions
0.4 mi away
5.1 mi
1,700 ft
Rock Creek Trail #195 - Superstitions
Rock Creek Trail #195 - Superstitions
1.1 mi away
3.8 mi
1,040 ft
Haunted Canyon West Trailhead to Saddle
Haunted Canyon West Trailhead to Saddle
1.2 mi away
2.8 mi
918 ft
Government Hill
2.0 mi away
1.0 mi
568 ft
Spencer Spring Trail #275
Spencer Spring Trail #275
2.1 mi away
4.0 mi
1,610 ft
[ View More! ]
Meteorology Nearby
Named place Nearby
Culture Nearby

Likely In-Season!
Overview
Wildcat Canyon - Tonto NF is a 2.81 mile one way hike with 703 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 38 miles east of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.


This hike is featured in Jack Carlson's and Elizabeth Stewart's Superstition Wilderness Trails East. Wildcat Canyon connects Miles TH to the seldom traveled Cuff Button Trail. The trail through Wildcat Canyon is surprisingly well maintained, relatively easy to follow with a route and scenic in spots. Cuff Button Trail offers the most logical looping option back to Miles TH, however, the trail becomes very overgrown and hard to follow in spots. Most will prefer an approximately 8 mile out and back hike utilizing the same route allow for about 6-7 hours to complete.

Check out the Official Route.

HAZ_Hikebot

    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 $$
    no fees or permits reported

    if incorrect tell us about it


    Directions
    Map Drive
    or
    Road
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To Miles Ranch Trailhead
    From Superior head out east on US 60. Pass through the Queen Creek Tunnel and continue 10 miles to mile marker 239.4 Turn left onto this paved road that enters the Pinto Mine. Follow the paved road 2.8 miles and turn left onto FS 287. Go slow at the numerous intersections. Your goal is to figure out which are mine roads and which are public access. Public access signs are posted on most of the intersections. Some aren't exactly clear which way they are pointing. You will leave the private land of the Pinto Mine and crossover onto forest land. At about seven miles you turn left onto 287A. Follow FS 287A to the end. It's called Kennedy Ranch on maps, but the trailhead is called Miles Ranch.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 88.0 mi - about 1 hour 53 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 121 mi - about 2 hours 43 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 232 mi - about 3 hours 56 mins
    page created by friendofThundergod on Dec 07 2014 8:20 pm
    help comment issue

    end of page marker