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Santa Catalina Mountains - AZT #11, AZ
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Overview
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
Description 37 Triplogs  3 Topics
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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
Author HAZ_Hikebot
Descriptions 12,202
Routes 9,583
Photos 19
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4  2017-03-21 zephyr2u
14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
The_N
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
DallinW
8  2016-08-13 WanderingWildcat
25  2016-04-09 sandyfortner
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
DallinW
8  2015-06-30
Sycamore Reservoir Trail #39
The_Dude
18  2015-05-22 pjhikes
9  2015-03-31 topohiker
17  2014-04-12 BiFrost
49  2014-03-29
Rincon Valley - AZT #8
sirena
15  2013-08-30
Molino Basin to Sycamore Reservoir
markthurman53
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Forest Coronado
Wilderness Pusch Ridge
Backpack   Yes & Connecting
Preferred   Apr, Nov, Oct → Early
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:28am - 5:48pm
Dogs not allowed
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Water
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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
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10.5 mi
2,375 ft
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
0.4 mi away
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Fauna
Black-tailed Rattlesnake
Canyon Tree Frog
Flame Skimmer
Horned Lizard
Horse Lubber Grasshopper
Mallard Duck
Sonoran Desert Toad
Sonoran Whipsnake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Flora
Arizona White Oak
Banana Yucca
Claret Cup Cactus
Common hop
Common Monkey Flower
Fly Agaric Mushroom
Indian Paintbrush
Mock-Pennyroyal
New Mexico Locust
Parry's Penstemon
Sacred Datura
Saguaro
Sweet Four O'Clock
Unidentified Mushroom or Fungi
Western Yarrow
Wild Geranium
Yellow Columbine
Named place
Cathedral Rock
East Fork Sabino Canyon
Lemmon Creek @ WOR #44
Lemmon Rock Fire Lookout
Marshall Peak
Mount Hopkins
Mount Wrightson
Newman Peak
Picacho Peak
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Romero Pass
Santa Rita Mountains
West Fork Sabino Canyon
Culture
Cairn
Camp-fire
Campsite
Fire Lookout Structures
Mascot
Trail Signs and Markings

Overview
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

One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike 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 $8 extra.


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