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Rincon Valley - AZT #8, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 14.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,437 feet
Elevation Gain -335 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,490 feet
Avg Time One Way 7 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 19.67
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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5  2018-01-27 writelots
4  2017-03-14 zephyr2u
14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
50  2017-02-12 tibber
44  2016-12-18
AZT #8 and 7 - LaSelvilla to Charlais Road
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
9  2016-01-27 writelots
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Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
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Preferred   Mar, Nov
Sun  6:54am - 5:21pm
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Official Route
7 Linked
Nearby Area Water
Colossal Cave to Pistol Hill
2.6 mi away
6.0 mi
600 ft
Colossal Cave to Marsh Station
Colossal Cave to Marsh Station
2.6 mi away
6.0 mi
640 ft
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
3.7 mi away
Papago Springs Trail (FSR 3541)
Papago Springs Trail (FSR 3541)
5.7 mi away
3.0 mi
900 ft
Aliso Spring Trail
Aliso Spring Trail
6.0 mi away
5.6 mi
1,837 ft
Las Cienegas - AZT #7
7.4 mi away
12.5 mi
545 ft
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
8.3 mi away
22.1 mi
6,551 ft
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
8.6 mi away
15.2 mi
1,749 ft
Hope Camp Trail
Hope Camp Trail
8.6 mi away
7.8 mi
755 ft
Quilter Trail
8.7 mi away
4.6 mi
1,500 ft
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Overview: From the Davidson Canyon-Gabe Zimmerman trailhead the trail drops down into Davidson Canyon, joins Cienega Creek, goes under the train trestle, and then climbs out of the canyon on the north side. After joining a two-track, the route turns sharply back to the southwest and then crosses Marsh Station Road. From here the trail heads west and then north across several drainages. It crosses a pipeline road and then goes under some powerlines. From here it climbs up to a saddle and a view of the La Posta Quemada ranch and the south end of Colossal Cave Mountain Park. The trail switchbacks down and then around the ranch to the east. It enters the park and parallels Posta Quemada Canyon past the campground and up to a park road. After crossing the road, it parallels it and then comes to the La Selvilla picnic area. From here it runs north-northwest up to Pistol Hill Road, crosses this road and then the X-9 Ranch Road, and continues up through the Rincon Valley. After passing through a gate the trail crosses Rincon Creek and then reaches a kiosk at the boundary of Saguaro National Park. From here the trail works its way over to a gate and then north up to Hope Camp.

Southern Trailhead: Gabe Zimmerman TH

Northern Trailhead: Saguaro NP - Hope Camp

Note: This page is open to authors. Hike must be listed South to North as one-way. Do not include an overview as the above is permanent.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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One-Way Notice
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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.

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