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Rincon Mountains - AZT #9, AZ

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4.3 of 5 by 10
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 22.13 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,131 feet
Elevation Gain 5,485 feet
Accumulated Gain 6,551 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 43.96
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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3  2018-11-16 toddak
4  2017-03-15 zephyr2u
14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
47  2016-09-18
Your shoe's untied - Rincon's North Slope Loop
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
24  2016-03-13 sandyfortner
6  2015-10-11
Manning Camp via Redington Road
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Preferred   Mar, Feb
Sun  7:23am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
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Nearby Area Water
Quilter Trail
Quilter Trail
0.5 mi away
4.6 mi
1,500 ft
Hope Camp Trail
Hope Camp Trail
2.2 mi away
7.8 mi
755 ft
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
2.2 mi away
15.2 mi
1,749 ft
Manning Camp Trail
2.6 mi away
7.4 mi
4,306 ft
Rincon Creek Trail
Rincon Creek Trail
2.6 mi away
7.7 mi
3,200 ft
Papago Springs Trail (FSR 3541)
Papago Springs Trail (FSR 3541)
4.2 mi away
3.0 mi
900 ft
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
4.7 mi away
Javelina Rocks
Javelina Rocks
4.9 mi away
1.0 mi
40 ft
Tanque Verde Peak
Tanque Verde Peak
4.9 mi away
17.0 mi
4,686 ft
Tanque Verde Ridge Trail
4.9 mi away
11.0 mi
4,300 ft
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From Hope Camp the trail heads north/northwest to the Quilter Trail junction. It follows this trail north and then east over several drainages, reaches a high saddle and then drops down to the junction with the Manning Camp Trail. From here the trail climbs steadily for several miles, passes a trail junction, and then drops down into the Grass Shack Campground. It then climbs continuously for several more miles to the northeast, passes another trail junction, crosses Chimenea Creek, and then comes to Manning Camp. From Manning Camp the trail goes through several trail junctions on the way to Mica Mountain and then it starts down the other side of the Rincon Mountains. It passes Italian Spring and begins dropping fairly steeply through an old burn area. After passing the wilderness boundary the trail works its way along a ridgeline and then descends to the Italian Trap Trailhead.

Southern Trailhead: Saguaro NP - Hope Camp

Northern Trailhead: Italian Trap TH - FR 37

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.

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

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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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Saguaro National Park
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