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Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2016
rvcarter
Hiking4.90 Miles 2,680 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   5 Hrs   21 Mns   1.26 mph
2,680 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break
 
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Short hike but be prepared for steep climbing on a faint trail. There are lots of cairns, maybe too many, to help you decide where to change directions. There are also painted arrows on the rock at a few points. There is an especially helpful one after the trail turns to the north that tells you which direction is up and which is down (I see you rolling your eyes). Good thing we took along a spray can of white paint to freshen up these arrows........just kidding. Whoever painted these wasn't much of a route finder and/or didn't have much confidence in anyone elses.

This is a beautiful canyon with outstanding rock formations along the way and 360 degree views at the top, including a pretty unique take on Picacho Peak just across I-10. The hike seems harder than the stats, but it is all about trying to keep your footing. Lots of loose rock and some thorny plants on the north part. Don't try to rush this hike; too many places to take a header.

A tip is to follow rwstorm's driving track out Milligan Road from I-10 Exit 211. Mountain Rat sent me one also which is identical to rwstorm's. Once you reach the corral, go through the gate (marked Trust Land and "No Tresspassing", but the gate is not locked and we didn't have any issues). After turning south on Power Line Road, the road gets much rockier and you'll need high clearance but not 4WD if dry. You can park within 200 feet of the little bridge across the CAP canal.
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