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Brush Corral Trail #19, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 7.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,000 feet
Elevation Gain -3,200 feet
Avg Time One Way 3-4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 12.74
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Green Mountain Trail #21
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Brush Corral and Shortcut Trail #21A
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Soldier Trail #706
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5  2008-05-27 Nodin
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:07am - 6:26pm
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This trail leads down the northeast slope of the Santa Catalinas to a historic Forest Ranger station that has not been used since shortly after World War I. Little is left of the cabin and old brush corral that made up this Forest outpost, and since the trail to it has been used so little for so long it is difficult to find and hard to follow as well. On its upper end, Brush Corral Trail can be accessed by way of the Green Mountain Trail #21. It branches off that trail 0.3 mile from its San Pedro Vista Point trailhead. From that junction, it drops past a second junction with the Shortcut Trail #21A offering good views of the San Pedro Valley and the Galiuro Mountains to the east.

Downhill of the Shortcut Trail junction, the Brush Corral Trail stays on the south ridge of Buehman Canyon, first on its west side then on its east side. Remembering this can come in handy, especially where several stretches of the trail are hard to sort out among the cattle paths and manzanita thickets.

The trail drops into Buehman Canyon at the location of the old Brush Corral Ranger Station. From this point the trail follows an old 4-wheel drive road to a trailhead on Forest Road 4407.

Attractions: Remote and rugged, historic area, good views to the east and a path finding challenge!

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Brush Corral Trail #19
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In an attempt to escape the heat and get a bit of training in I have done the Green Mountain (from the upper trailhead), Brush Corral and Brush Corral Shortcut Trail loop several times in the past few weeks. The Brush Corral Trail from Green Mountain to the Shortcut junction is beautiful and green right now - definitely the highlight! Easy enough to add more mileage as needed (trip to Maverick Spring, start from the bottom...) - and Point 6828 is pretty close to the trail and has a great tree to rest under just beyond the top!

Brush Corral Trail #19
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My first time on the Brush Corral and Brush Corral Shortcut trails! The Brush Corral/Shortcut loop had very good trail, and the top of the Brush Corral Trail below the Shortcut junction was easy to follow - but worth noting that the short amount of trail that I got to walk on the burned/open ridge was more difficult to follow (but with fairly open terrain it didn't matter all that much)...

If you have not visited this trail I would highly recommend it - the section along the open ridge is simply gorgeous!! Looking forward to getting back and doing the entire trail.

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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.

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Map Drive
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To hike
Drive up the Catalina Highway to the San Pedro Vista Point trailhead for the Green Mountain Trail #21. Travel this trail 0.3 mile to the Brush Corral Trail junction.
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