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Bug Springs TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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We hadn't done Bug Springs trail in a long time and never the spring itself. Started at the Prison Camp parking just off Catalina Hwy, semi bushwhacked up the canyon to the spring (no water, although some in pools about half way up), then cut up to the main trail. We followed the very nice trail up to the point where it looks down on the Hwy near General Hitchcock CG and turned around. I don't think many people include the drop down to the hwy in this hike.

I had noticed a "trail" down the drainage on my GPS basemap and we decided to see where it went. It was probably the old trail up (since the new one ascends gradually), but it is wildly inaccurate. Don't follow the line on the map, but just follow the drainage (and my track) and it eventually rejoins the trail. There is some really nice and relatively easy boulder hopping along the way down, along with forgiving vegetation.

Beautiful day out and decent workout.
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