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Santa Catalina Mountains - AZT #11, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 18.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,866 feet
Elevation Gain 3,118 feet
Accumulated Gain 5,681 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 37.43
Backpack Yes & Connecting
Dogs not allowed
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18  2018-11-18 sandyfortner
4  2018-10-19 toddak
4  2017-03-21 zephyr2u
14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
8  2016-08-13 WanderingWildcat
25  2016-04-09 sandyfortner
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
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Preferred   Apr, Nov, Oct → Early
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:24am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
8 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Sycamore Reservoir Trail #39
Sycamore Reservoir Trail #39
0.0 mi away
3.3 mi
821 ft
Hutch's Pool via East Fork Sabino Canyon
0.0 mi away
13.6 mi
3,300 ft
Thimble Peak
Thimble Peak
0.0 mi away
10.5 mi
2,375 ft
Sycamore Reservoir to Bear Canyon Falls
Sycamore Reservoir to Bear Canyon Falls
0.0 mi away
8.5 mi
1,665 ft
Gibbon Mountain
0.2 mi away
1.8 mi
1,220 ft
Hollins Basin
Hollins Basin
0.4 mi away
Bug Springs Trail
Bug Springs Trail
0.6 mi away
4.4 mi
1,500 ft
Molino Agua Caliente Ridge
Molino Agua Caliente Ridge
1.3 mi away
6.0 mi
700 ft
Molino Campground
1.4 mi away
Bear Canyon from Catalina Highway
Bear Canyon from Catalina Highway
1.6 mi away
1.0 mi
689 ft
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From the Gordon Hirabayashi Trailhead the trail heads west on a dirt road, becomes a trail then reaches the wilderness boundary. Now on the Sycamore Reservoir Trail (#39), the route passes the reservoir and continues along Sycamore Canyon. It crosses the canyon and then drops down to and follows the East Fork of Sabino Canyon. The trail crosses Box Camp Canyon and then begins the long uphill along the West Fork of Sabino Canyon. It passes Hutch's Pool and the Cathedral Rock Trail (#26) and then reaches Romero Pass. From here the trail works its way northeast up to the junction with the Wilderness of Rocks Trail (#44). It follows this trail to the east and then northeast until it reaches the Marshall Gulch Trail (#3). From here the route goes east/southeast to the Marshall Gulch Trailhead on FR 10.

Southern Trailhead
Gordon Hirabayashi TH - Catalina Hwy
Follow Tanque Verde Road east from Tucson and turn left (north) on the Catalina Highway. Drive about 9 miles and pass Molino Basin Campground. Continue 1.7 miles beyond the campground and take the left (west) turn to Gordon Hirabayashi Campground. Drive 0.3 miles to a parking area. Follow a trail out of the south end of the parking lot for 40 yards to reach a “T” intersection with the AZT.

Northern Trailhead
Marshall Gulch Trailhead
Take Catalina Highway into the Santa Catalina Mountains. Near the top of the mountain range, bear left to the community of Summerhaven. Continue 1.5 miles south to the end of the road at the Marshall Gulch Trailhead. The trailhead is on the west side of the parking area.

Updated 2017-07-24

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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 $$
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There are four specific day use areas that require a Coronado Recreational Pass or a National Pass/America the Beautiful Pass.
1) Sabino Canyon - located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District (520)749-8700
2) Madera Canyon - located on the Nogales Ranger District (520)281-2296
3) Cave Creek - located on the Douglas Ranger District (520)364-3468
4) Mt. Lemmon at 11 day use sites.

Catalina State Park $6 per day. Sabino Canyon Tram is $10 extra.

Coronado Forest
MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

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