register help

Rincon Valley - AZT #8, AZ

Guide 71 Triplogs  2 Topics
  3.4 of 5 
no permit
555 71 2
clicktap icons for details
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
Kokopelli Seeds 19.67
Backpack Yes & Connecting
varies or not certain dogs are allowed
editedit > ops > dogs to adjust
feature photo
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Will recalculate on button tap!
7  2021-04-16
Cienega to Posta Quemada Ranch Ranch
3  2021-03-02 robxxx
5  2020-10-31 trekkin_gecko
5  2020-10-31 johnlp
9  2019-12-21
AZT Pistol Hill Road to Colossal Cave
17  2019-12-19
Cieniga Creek Meander
29  2019-03-30
AZT Sections 8 & 9
9  2018-12-28 garyc57
Page 1,  2,  3,  4,  5
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,862
Routes 16,292
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
Expand Map
Preferred   Mar, Nov
Sun  5:17am - 7:32pm
Official Route
12 Alternative

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

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.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

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.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your hike to support this local community.

2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
  • sub-region related

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

Map Drive

To hike
page created by joebartels on Jan 09 2010 12:41 am
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
help comment issue

end of page marker