814' Up List of mountain ranges of Pima County, Arizona; The trail is clearly marked and relatively well maintained. Miller Creek Trail is closed to horses in the Park. Same location and date 176 West Rincon Peak Trail, Benson, Arizona, US (32.113, -110.303), Cochise County, Arizona, US on Sun Nov 15, 2020 The large rock cairn on the peak has been dismantled. Pedestrians only (no dogs, horses, mountain bikes) allowed on the trail. https://youtu.be/0_T4sxLPX2g. Please explain. 16.2mi At 4.5 miles, the Rincon Creek Trail continues straight and we turn left on the Rincon Peak Trail. Highly recommend poles and lots of water and good clothes. Rincon Spur Peak is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Once intended to be jewel of the system, it has become underused and neglected - which makes it call all the more powerfully for those looking for a true piece of Arizona wilderness. Seven water crossings with the first being the worst but easily crossed in 2 wheel drive 4-Runner. a strenuous day hike to the summit of Saguaro National Park’s most prominent mountain. 202 W Rincon Peak Trl , Benson, AZ 85602-8303 is currently not for sale. I brought 5 liters for an over night trip and had to filter out 2 more. 35.9 km Cold at the peak. After passing through a fence you'll come to a sign for the Miller Creek Trail: Saguaro National Park 1.5 miles, Rincon Peak Trail 4.4 miles, Happy Valley Saddle Camp 4.9 miles, Rincon Peak 8.1 miles. Road was well marked with mile markers and signage towards trailhead parking. - 3pm summit and SUPER windy- to the point that it was probably dangerous for me to be up there. Minimal shade, watch your footing. A challenging hike made even tougher with the summer heat. 46.19 m Down, 3.8 mi The trail ends at the top, which shows an incredible view into Box Canyon, a … Set up camp and ate lunch. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. 15mi It is slow tough going. I would recommend it for anyone interested in a challenging hike. A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote location ending at one of the best summits in Tucson. Settings on the Forest range from desert grassland to pinyon, juniper and oak woodlands. 253.3 m Down, 4.9 mi 248.11 m Up This is a difficult out and back trail to Rincon Peak in Coronado National Forest. 157' Up Further isolating the peak is the 1.5 hour drive to the trailhead, most of which is on rutted dirt roads. I was curious to know what others considered to be an angry trainer, and I’d say this was pretty spot on. The trail register was completely filled. Something else? Red tree markings help indicate trail. *Miles 1.5-3.5: After passing into Saguaro National Park, it gets steep and rocky (boulders galore) almost immediately. Trail. • The highest peaks of the Rincon Mountains, Mica Mountain at 8,664 feet and Rincon Peak at 8,482 feet are within the Saguaro National Park. The water crossings also warrant some water resistant boots. We camped at Happy Valley Camp Ground two night. Some reviewer called it "Angry Trainer" The end is more like "really pissed off trainer". Definitely longer than 13 miles though so prepare accordingly!! The plan was continue south along the Arizona Trail before heading back east to the Devils Bathtub Trail, ultimately bringing us over to Heartbreak Ridge. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Our time included breaks and setting up camp. The trip to the summit has some nice vistas, but this is not a scenic assent compared to many other southwestern trails. Got first dibs on campsite- I chose #3 and was pleasantly surprised with bear boxes, tidy fire circles, out house, and plenty of firewood. Second day to Rincon Peak. Had to turn around at about 6.25 miles because of the heat and dwindling water - was still a little under 2 miles from the summit. Rincon Peak Trail, which begins at the Madrona station and ends at the Happy Valley Saddle over 7 miles away, is left floating in a nearly inaccessible wilderness. One of the major summits in the Tucson area, Rincon Peak is rarely climbed due to the long and strenuous hike required to reach its summit. ft. single-family home is a 5 bed, 2.0 bath property. Happy Valley CG was well maintained with bear boxes and fire rings (when allowed) there is also a pit toilet there. Here’s the low down from the trip: Best of luck out there. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a relatively short 3.3 mile run. 1,046' Down Vegetation at the highest elevations is open ponderosa pine forests. Fantastic challenge- do it!! Trip: Minimum 4 mile hike and 2,000 foot climb Nearest Trailhead: Miller Creek (on Mescal Road/FS Rte 35, 16 m. from I-10 Exit 297) a rugged dirt road, deep water crossings possible, high clearance 4WD recommended. Great but tough hike! - The dirt road in was easily accessible and busier than I expected. A brief overview of what to expect (rough estimates on mileage): *Around 5.5 miles is when the trail became consistently rocky again with steep switchbacks and less shade. The trailhead starts on private, fenced property and is accessible from the second left dirt road. The Coronado National Forest manages lands on the northern, eastern, and southern flanks of this mountain range. It was a challenging climb and humid hike with lots of bugs swarming the headlamps. - Noon reached Happy Valley Campground. Nice break for the legs. Trail tricky to find at times due to pine needles. East across Tucson. Exit I-10 at Mescal Road (Exit 297). 8h 30m, I died Super steep and no reliable water sources at this time so plan accordingly. I was 12 years old again, competing against Rodney Bernard in a judo tournament. The slightly higher non-distinct Mica Peak is its northern twin named for its prolific deposits of glittering mica flakes. Doable in one day, but really happy I stayed overnight and camped. The highest peaks of the Rincon Mountains, Mica Mountain at 8,664 feet and Rincon Peak at 8,482 feet are within the Saguaro National Park. Rincon Peak from Heartbreak Ridge Trail Hike to Rincon Peak – This hike is near Happy Valley Campground, but we just didn’t have enough time (or extra potable water) to make the trip. Elevations range between 3,880 and 7,325 feet on the Forest, reaching 8,482 feet at the summit of Rincon Peak in the Park. There are a few big trees down after passing the Happy Valley Campground and turning onto the Peak Trail. At 1.5 miles you hit Saguaro NP and from there on the trail becomes a rocky unmaintained boulder field. 6.1 km 319.2 m Up This hike was an all day event but worth it! Begin your outing at the Miller Creek trailhead. Land Manager: NPS - Saguaro National Park, 7.3 mi 208 W Rincon Peak Trl , Benson, AZ 85602-8303 is currently not for sale. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a relatively short 3.3 mile hike. 14.4mi, Started at the base of Miller Creek for a longer hike of around 8 miles. *Miles 0-1.5: Private property, pretty flat and quick (watch out for cattle and their poo on the trail) A high clearance vehicle is necessary. 47.95 m Up God bless 'em. This Rincon Mountain Wilderness trail provides access into the Saguaro National Park and, when combined with the Rincon Peak Trail, serves as the shortest route to the 8,482 foot summit. Love it! As other reviews have stated, signage indicates that the AllTrails mileage is incorrect for this trail - closer to 16-17 miles vs 13. Towards the end of the trail, incredible panoramic views and brilliant seasonal wildflowers fill the hillside. For most of the distance to the crest, the trail stays well off the ridge on the west side. *Note* During this hike, my friend and I checked the mileage using our fitbits and got close to 11 miles from base to summit starting at the Miller Creek trailhead. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFCcB03vM-nepESoPJ4KvA. Beautiful views all along and especially at the peak! Being a jerk / offensive? The summit is solid stone and void of trees. Well kept trail, easy to tell where we were going. Without any new rain, these will be all tried up in a week or so. The hike up to Rincon Peak from Happy Valley is not as tough, though the last mile or so is incredibly steep. The first 1.5 miles of the route are located in the Coronado National Forest, following Miller Creek for … I recorded the hike in 4 - posted on my channel for reference: Got back down the mountain the next morning in a couple of hours- easy in spite of wobbly legs . 11h 45m, Overnight at HVCG w/Jenna. At 4.5 miles, the Rincon Creek Trail continues straight and we turn left on the Rincon Peak Trail. Views of Rincon Peak (pictured) begin after a brief slope, which only increase as you go up in elevation. Madrona/Rincon Peak Trail (inaccessible - trailhead located on private land) The Arizona Trail passes through the Rincons, entering from the north by the Italian … Rincon Peak: Miller Peak Trail A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote location ending at one of the best summits in Tucson. Didn’t want to leave!!! You should park you vehicle in the large open "round-about" the moment you pull in. Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. Views of Rincon Peak (pictured) begin after a brief slope, which only increase as you go up in elevation. 8mi, Create Recommended Route or 86.8 m Up The ascent to Rincon peak is a long and often very steep journey through several distinct ecological areas. Super cute. • Vegetation at the highest elevations is open ponderosa pine forests. The last quarter mile of trail is aptly named “angry trainer”. Near the fork heading towards Rincon peak from the Rincon peak trailhead there is a bit of overgrown vegetation... could use some cleanup. • Very rough trail, rocky and bouldery much of the way. Protected as part of the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation and the Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area, Rincon Peak has several restrictions. Unbelievably beautiful. The 1,022 sq. Pack extra water, you will need it. Third day out You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45. We carried everything we needed for three days, two nights, about 5 gallons. From there, walk down the second left "road" all the way to the car turnaround. Bio: Dry site in a pine woodland on the lower flanks of Rincon Peak – peak baggers use this camp overnight. north for 20 miles, until it ends at the Golden Trout Wilderness boundary near the Forks of the Kern. The trail begins just to the left of the Arizona Trail sign (0 miles, 4200 feet). Once you hike through the lowland areas Rincon wastes no time and shows some short, but serious elevation climbs. Crossed 11 streams in Saab on way in! Head north on Mescal Road which eventually becomes FR35. The 8.1 mile long summit trail rises over 4,200 vertical feet and returns by the same route. 964' Down 286' Down After passing through a fence you'll come to a sign for the Miller Creek Trail: Saguaro National Park 1.5 miles, Rincon Peak Trail 4.4 miles, Happy Valley Saddle Camp 4.9 miles, Rincon Peak 8.1 miles. It passes Italian Spring and begins dropping fairly steeply through an old burn area. NOTE: This trailhead is not directly accessible by vehicles.The nearest vehicle access is 2.8 miles west on the Hope Camp Trail at the Loma Alta Trailhead at 32.13294° N, 110.68700° W.There is limited parking with trailer parking 0.25 miles south. Highly recommend it! The Rincon Peak Trail is an "in and out" trail to Rincon Peak. The views were spectacular! After passing through a gate the trail crosses Rincon Creek and then reaches a kiosk at the boundary of Saguaro National Park. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. At this time of year there was practically no water along the trail, just little mucky cup fulls in rock pockets. This is a great hike. I parked around 8am - should've started sooner. First day up to Happy Valley. — Four hours to the peak and about 3 hours back down with a few breaks along the way. There was some snow and ice on the trail after making the turn-off. Southern Access Point: Saguaro National Park. Miller Creek & Rincon Peak Trail Guide. No joke or rest in the last 1/2 mile. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. Elevations range between 3,880 and 7,325 feet on the Forest, reaching 8,482 feet at the summit of Rincon Peak in the Park. Mica Mountain via Douglas Spring and Cow Head Saddle Trail, Hope Camp Coyote Wash and Ruiz Trail Loop, Hope Campe, Ruiz Trail, and Coyote Wash Trail, Douglas Spring to Three Tank Trail Junction, Arizona Trail: Pistol Hill Road to Three Bridges, Arizona Trail: Savilla Campground to Saguaro National Park. You will find yourself needing a few breaks over the final 1,200' assent as the switchbacks are very tight and the grade is very steep. Each unique collectible serves as a memento of a new region explored or a new trail traversed. Just a mention: I have a high clearance vehicle but if you don’t, you may not get through the water crossings on the road heading into the Miller Creek trailhead. The trees are tall and massive with multiple trunks. • Great hike coming up from the Miller Creek trailhead. Madrona/Rincon Peak Trail (inaccessible - trailhead located on private land) The Arizona Trail passes through the Rincons, entering from the north by the Italian Ranch trail, and southeast by the Miller Creek Trail See also. Don't be fooled by what … *Miles 3.5-4ish: Trail levels a bit, enters some shade, less rocky. 152' Down Drank 5 liters of water. Lots of water flowing today, snow patches near the summit, prefect temps. The Rincon Peak Trail is an "in and out" trail to Rincon Peak. After soaking up the wide open views on the 1.6 mile hike up, the oak-shaded terrace near Salmon Creek is always a revitalizing spot to cool off. The Miller Creek Trail technically ends at the saddle. The hike itself follows very well-defined and well-signed trails within the Eastern Unit of Saguaro National Park - you will see none of the giant cacti on that side of the mountain. • NOT OKAY! The Rincon Trail, (33E23), follows the Rincon Fault On Rincon Trail looking south. First mile and a half is a piece of cake. Rincon Peak Trail is a 26.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 5.0 km Perfect temperature in the day and cold at night but we were well prepared. All previous reviews are accurate: 16.2 miles round trip, challenging and steep near the summit. Saguaro National Park charges a fee to enter. None the less, it was tough and 100000% worth it. Freezing cold temperatures and high winds at the top forced us to retreat back down after a few photos to find a better picnic spot. The only plant life are a scant few bushes that call this Peak home. The dirt road (last 15 miles) before the trailhead took about 40 mins driving so plan for that. For experienced hikers only.A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote Rincon Peak: Miller Peak Trail – Rincon Mountains | Visit Tucson The 16.2 mile … **Update: AllTrials updated the mileage - it is now correct 1,047' Up • https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7017724/rincon-peak-trail Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. Awesome hike. From this point, the Rincon Peak Trail heads south for approximately 3.3 miles and ends with stunning views at the top of Rincon Peak. Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District, Rincon Canyon, West Fork San Gabriel, Pine Mountain, Mount Wilson, Monrovia Peak, Rincon Shortcut Trail, Spring Camp Last Known Status Temporarily Closed (due to the Bobcat Fire) • Standing rock towers drill up from the dense alligator juniper forest. Thankfully though, there are trail markers on trees that helped us find our way to the summit. The 2,280 sq. The trees are tall and massive with multiple trunks. At Happy Valley CG there was a pool of water (about 200 gallons) in a rock crevice off the left side of the trail; look for red trumpet flowers as a marker. - 5pm back at campsite with glass of red wine and started dinner. Not a soul in sight. However I was excited to do this hike again with this peak as a constant view for my back yard. Once you hit the summit, you'll get the feeling of sitting on the worlds ceiling. Definitely doable, but definitely takes effort. Plenty of water due to recent rainfall but a lot of snow covered the trail near the top. Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. There is a fence that can be opened to access. The road in was perfectly fine for a passenger car. 7.9 km The trail winds its way through the endless fields of boulders, oaks, pines and manzanita. 831' Down 87.2 m Down, 22.3 mi Many people do this as a long day hike. At about 4200 feet, the trip begins in chaparral country with oaks and manzanita instead of cacti. Views on the way up were nice. Southwest to Mount Wrightson. After an early lunch, we dropped off the summit of Spud Rock and headed back to camp to finish packing up. Visitors pass through several transition zones on the way to, 16.2mi Overall this was a great experience. From Manning Camp the trail goes through several trail junctions on the way to Mica Mountain and then it starts down the other side of the Rincon Mountains. - 10am reached Saguaro National Park sign in box. 4.9 km From here it runs north-northwest up to Pistol Hill Road, crosses this road and then the X-9 Ranch Road, and continues up through the Rincon Valley. You’ll turn south on the Heartbreak Ridge Trail, following it for 0.4 miles before branching to the … The round trip mileage from the Miller Creek trailhead to Rincon Peak and back is 16.2 miles. From cactus-covered desert to pine-cloaked mountain heights, the Saguaro Wilderness Area in the Rincon Mountains protects the last roadless ‘sky island’ mountain range in Southern Arizona. The trail is … Routes for further exploration to the north are available via the Heartbreak Ridge Trail, but today we’re hiking up Rincon Mountain! 7h 30m, Strenuous, but worth every step! We did this as a night hike to avoid the heat. • The trail is hiked year-round, but the initial climb is rather exposed and hot in the summer. 293.83 m Down. Since Rincon Trail is a multi-use motorcycle trail, you may see an occasional dirt bike passing through. Beautiful views are playing games with you the whole way. Rodney was about my size but a more skilled and experienced player. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. - Parked at round about as described and left vehicle to start hike through pedestrian gate at 9am. This home was built in 2007 and last sold on 10/29/2018 for. With rain, you'd likely need a high clearance/ 4wd. 16.2mi The first 1.5 miles of the route are located in the Coronado National Forest, following Miller Creek for … This trail is no joke, it came out to be a 17 mile ordeal for me so keep in mind the map is not actually correct here. Beautiful 360 views. The Coronado National Forest manages lands on the northern, eastern, and southern flanks of this mountain range. MAP: Trails Illustrated PERMITS: required for camping, permits are managed through recreation.gov FEES: Entrance to Saguaro National Park is $20 per vehicle, but there is no fee station at Miller Creek.Backcountry camping permits are $8 per night. The round trip mileage from the Miller Creek trailhead to Rincon Peak and back is 16.2 miles. South to Rincon Peak. A lot of the hike is pleasantly shaded, and the views once on top are grand. Little overgrown and technical/challenging, but well worth it. This hike is closer to 17 miles so keep that in mind. • Awesome trip this time of year. Not sure how long it will last without rain so bring PLENTY of water. Possibly my new favorite hike. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Submitted by Annie Wilkinson. Happy Valley Camp Ground is very pleasant, a great treat after a tough climb. This is about an injury or accident 11.8 km Towards the end of the trail, incredible panoramic views and brilliant seasonal wildflowers fill the hillside. The hike described here is on the southern end of the trail, near Ant Canyon on the upper Kern River. We started hiking at 9:30 AM and made it back by 5:30 PM after spending around an hour near the top eating lunch. Settings on the Forest range from desert grassland to pinyon, juniper and oak woodlands. 285' Up 1,154' Down This is not a technical climb but make sure you drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. Many fallen trees acros trail 964' Up — Overnight at the site was very peaceful even with the two other sites occupied by families enjoying the weekend together. It is a steep climb so not an easy one, but a beautiful area. No motorized vehicles or mountain bikes are allowed on the trails and a $3 parking fee is required at all trailheads within the national forest or wilderness. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. The snow today made it very challenging near the top so yak-tracks are suggested. Rincon Peak Trail is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. The trail is level at first as it winds its way beside Miller Creek through a shaded oak and manzanita forest towards the base of the mountain. 351.95 m Up Overall: bring lots of water and be prepared for a longer hike than AllTrails indicates. 1,155' Up Steep ending. This Rincon Mountain Wilderness trail provides access into the Saguaro National Park and, when combined with the Rincon Peak Trail, serves as the shortest route to the 8,482 foot summit. In our fourth installment of 5 Awesome Hiking in Tucson Adventures, today’s adventure takes us to one of the best hiking trails near Tucson and most spectacular sky islands in Arizona: Rincon Peak.. • From this point, the Rincon Peak Trail heads south for approximately 3.3 miles and ends with stunning views at the top of Rincon Peak. A lazily placed foot can result in a serious injury here. rincon peak trail Rincon Peak, that knobby summit near the southern end of the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson, might look innocent enough — but it’s far from a pushover of a peak. Summiting Rincon Peak is not for the timid. • Spam? Make sure to close the fence behind you so you don't release the livestock. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Tanque Verde Ridge Trail This is a strenuous, 18-mile round-trip hike through pristine Sonoran Desert landscape with tremendous views. This home was built in 1989 and last sold on for. 351.64 m Down, 3.1 mi Pretty flat and shaded in this area. 11h 45m, millions of ladybugs at the top, amazing view You will see the trail marker directly in front of you. Standing rock towers drill up from the dense alligator juniper forest. — Happy Valley Campground was a great clean camping spot with a bear box and lots of options for hanging the hammock. Next time, we’ll either do it as a day hike or extend our backpacking trip by one day. We successfully made it up and down without poles or spikes but they definitely would have been appreciated on a few of the longer patches. This is where overgrowth on the trail was most prominent. Trails into the wilderness offer quality opportunities for solitude among the area’s secluded canyons and remote ridges. From this point, the Rincon Peak Trail heads south for approximately 3.3 miles and ends with stunning views at the top of Rincon Peak. - 1:30 hit trail again for peak. Use Recreation.gov for permits. • ft. single-family home is a bed, bath property. For most of the distance to the crest, the trail stays well off the ridge on the west side. Once through the National Park fence the climbing starts. 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