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Mint Spring Trail #20Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 22 2013
agonzalez1112
Hiking3.10 Miles 493 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   2 Hrs      1.55 mph
493 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
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Mollie, Jackie, and I parked and started at the Marshall Gulch area. We hiked Aspen Trail (2.5 miles) to the Mint Spring Trail (1.6 miles) and then took paved Carter Canyon Drive (1/2 mile) to paved Sabino Canyon Parkway, which we then hiked back down to our car (1 mile). This made a 5.6 mile loop. We liked all of our trip except for Mint Spring Trail. It is the worst trail we have hiked. The path was overgrown (still easy to find). There were many sections where the trail was overgrown with thorn bushes, which were painful. We had to duck under some of them and go around others. Most of the trail is in the sun (so be prepared for that) since this area is one of the areas afected by the fires. There is a part early on that has a scenic view of the new trees growing and they are very green and then there is a nice view when you are towards the end of the trail where you can see the many cabins of Mt. Lemmon. If you have bee sting allergies, this trail is not for you as there were many areas with bees.

This triplog stats include Mint Spring, Carter Canyon Drive, and Sabino Canyon Parkway
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