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Mica Meadow Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,364 feet
Elevation Gain 234 feet
Accumulated Gain 276 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 0.92
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack Yes
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
35  2019-04-05
Rincon Backpack
9  2015-04-15
Mica Mountain Southeast Trails
2  2015-04-15 markthurman53
Author markthurman53
author avatar Guides 104
Routes 575
Photos 6,927
Trips 477 map ( 4,571 miles )
Age 67 Male Gender
Location Tucson, Arizona
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Preferred   Aug, Sep, Jul, Jun
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:32am - 5:41pm
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nondescript connector
by markthurman53

This is a Short connector trail ( 0.6 miles ) from the South Fire Loop Trail to the Mica Mountain Trail, with an elevation drop of 234 feet (AEG of 280 from other direction). The trail heads west from the South Fire Loop Trail and drops 200 feet gradually to a small creek that is part of the Chimenea Creek upper drainage system. Once across this creek the trail continues west around the lower reaches of a ridge that comes down off of Mica Mountain, within 0.2 miles you arrive at the Mica Mountain Trail.

This is a pretty nondescript trail that is used mainly as a connector trail to other places. For those hiking around the Reef Rock Trail and wanting to head back to Manning Camp this is a possible trail in Connection with the lower Mica Mountain Trail. The trail between the stream crossing and Mica Mountain Trail was rather pleasant going through the Ponderosa Pine forests. For those Camping at Manning camp and want a nice stroll before calling it a day might consider the Lower Mica Mountain Trail and the lower parts of this trail.

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Saguaro National Park
2019 $20 vehicle, $15 motorcycle or $10 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Effective January 1, 2020 entrance fees to the park will be $25 per vehicle, $20 per motorcycle, $15 for individual pedestrian or bicycle, and an annual park pass will cost $45.

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
No roads to this trail. Access is via the Miller Canyon Trail in Happy Valley, or in Saguaro National Park; the Douglas Spring Trail or the Quilter Trail.
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