Not sure how long it will last without rain so bring PLENTY of water. This is a great hike. 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. A lot of the hike is pleasantly shaded, and the views once on top are grand. Miller Creek & Rincon Peak Trail Guide. 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. 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 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. Further isolating the peak is the 1.5 hour drive to the trailhead, most of which is on rutted dirt roads. Beautiful views are playing games with you the whole way. Submitted by Annie Wilkinson. 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. We camped at Happy Valley Camp Ground two night. 7h 30m, Strenuous, but worth every step! • The trail ends at the top, which shows an incredible view into Box Canyon, a … Madrona/Rincon Peak Trail (inaccessible - trailhead located on private land) The Arizona Trail passes through the Rincons, entering from the north by the Italian … This hike was an all day event but worth it! As other reviews have stated, signage indicates that the AllTrails mileage is incorrect for this trail - closer to 16-17 miles vs 13. 7.9 km For experienced hikers only.A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote Rincon Peak: Miller Peak Trail – Rincon Mountains | Visit Tucson 319.2 m Up Don't be fooled by what … 35.9 km Southwest to Mount Wrightson. Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. This is where overgrowth on the trail was most prominent. A challenging hike made even tougher with the summer heat. The trees are tall and massive with multiple trunks. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. First day up to Happy Valley. Third day out 1,155' Up Highly recommend poles and lots of water and good clothes. I was 12 years old again, competing against Rodney Bernard in a judo tournament. 1,046' Down Lots of water flowing today, snow patches near the summit, prefect temps. The only plant life are a scant few bushes that call this Peak home. 1,154' Down The hike up to Rincon Peak from Happy Valley is not as tough, though the last mile or so is incredibly steep. The 1,022 sq. 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. • Standing rock towers drill up from the dense alligator juniper forest. Vegetation at the highest elevations is open ponderosa pine forests. Second day to Rincon Peak. A high clearance vehicle is necessary. 8mi, Create Recommended Route or Without any new rain, these will be all tried up in a week or so. - 3pm summit and SUPER windy- to the point that it was probably dangerous for me to be up there. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a relatively short 3.3 mile run. You will see the trail marker directly in front of you. I was curious to know what others considered to be an angry trainer, and I’d say this was pretty spot on. • 814' Up The Rincon Trail, (33E23), follows the Rincon Fault On Rincon Trail looking south. The first 1.5 miles of the route are located in the Coronado National Forest, following Miller Creek for … https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFCcB03vM-nepESoPJ4KvA. • 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. Got back down the mountain the next morning in a couple of hours- easy in spite of wobbly legs . 6.1 km 1,047' Up Great hike coming up from the Miller Creek trailhead. For most of the distance to the crest, the trail stays well off the ridge on the west side. A brief overview of what to expect (rough estimates on mileage): South to Rincon Peak. 286' Down Love it! 8h 30m, I died It is a steep climb so not an easy one, but a beautiful area. Little overgrown and technical/challenging, but well worth it. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a relatively short 3.3 mile hike. No joke or rest in the last 1/2 mile. Many fallen trees acros trail Land Manager: NPS - Saguaro National Park, 7.3 mi All previous reviews are accurate: 16.2 miles round trip, challenging and steep near the summit. • Steep ending. 11.8 km 4.9 km Use Recreation.gov for permits. At 1.5 miles you hit Saguaro NP and from there on the trail becomes a rocky unmaintained boulder field. Standing rock towers drill up from the dense alligator juniper forest. The last quarter mile of trail is aptly named “angry trainer”. 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. Definitely longer than 13 miles though so prepare accordingly!! Happy Valley Camp Ground is very pleasant, a great treat after a tough climb. The trail register was completely filled. The 2,280 sq. 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. 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) • For most of the distance to the crest, the trail stays well off the ridge on the west side. After passing through a gate the trail crosses Rincon Creek and then reaches a kiosk at the boundary of Saguaro National Park. Drank 5 liters of water. 11h 45m, millions of ladybugs at the top, amazing view 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. The trail ends at the top, which shows an incredible view into Box Canyon, a … 157' Up Once you hike through the lowland areas Rincon wastes no time and shows some short, but serious elevation climbs. Since Rincon Trail is a multi-use motorcycle trail, you may see an occasional dirt bike passing through. ft. single-family home is a 5 bed, 2.0 bath property. https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7017724/rincon-peak-trail 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. It was a challenging climb and humid hike with lots of bugs swarming the headlamps. Views of Rincon Peak (pictured) begin after a brief slope, which only increase as you go up in elevation. The snow today made it very challenging near the top so yak-tracks are suggested. Overall this was a great experience. A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote location ending at one of the best summits in Tucson. Hard with packs to CG on class 2 w/water. The slightly higher non-distinct Mica Peak is its northern twin named for its prolific deposits of glittering mica flakes. 285' Up Well kept trail, easy to tell where we were going. Happy Valley Campground was a great clean camping spot with a bear box and lots of options for hanging the hammock. 208 W Rincon Peak Trl , Benson, AZ 85602-8303 is currently not for sale. The Coronado National Forest manages lands on the northern, eastern, and southern flanks of this mountain range. The hike described here is on the southern end of the trail, near Ant Canyon on the upper Kern River. — The round trip mileage from the Miller Creek trailhead to Rincon Peak and back is 16.2 miles. 152' Down This is a difficult out and back trail to Rincon Peak in Coronado National Forest. Rodney was about my size but a more skilled and experienced player. This is not a technical climb but make sure you drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. Many people do this as a long day 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. Road was well marked with mile markers and signage towards trailhead parking. The first 1.5 miles of the route are located in the Coronado National Forest, following Miller Creek for … Highly recommend it! - Noon reached Happy Valley Campground. However I was excited to do this hike again with this peak as a constant view for my back yard. Thankfully though, there are trail markers on trees that helped us find our way to the summit. At 4.5 miles, the Rincon Creek Trail continues straight and we turn left on the Rincon Peak Trail. The dirt road (last 15 miles) before the trailhead took about 40 mins driving so plan for that. *Miles 3.5-4ish: Trail levels a bit, enters some shade, less rocky. Seven water crossings with the first being the worst but easily crossed in 2 wheel drive 4-Runner. We did this as a night hike to avoid the heat. 253.3 m Down, 4.9 mi 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. Great but tough hike! Near the fork heading towards Rincon peak from the Rincon peak trailhead there is a bit of overgrown vegetation... could use some cleanup. God bless 'em. 831' Down Unbelievably beautiful. 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. At 4.5 miles, the Rincon Creek Trail continues straight and we turn left on the Rincon Peak Trail. East across Tucson. *Miles 0-1.5: Private property, pretty flat and quick (watch out for cattle and their poo on the trail) 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. 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. First mile and a half is a piece of cake. This home was built in 2007 and last sold on 10/29/2018 for. 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. Not a soul in sight. Head north on Mescal Road which eventually becomes FR35. 351.64 m Down, 3.1 mi - 5pm back at campsite with glass of red wine and started dinner. Please explain. 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. 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. Towards the end of the trail, incredible panoramic views and brilliant seasonal wildflowers fill the hillside. None the less, it was tough and 100000% worth it. north for 20 miles, until it ends at the Golden Trout Wilderness boundary near the Forks of the Kern. With rain, you'd likely need a high clearance/ 4wd. Awesome trip this time of year. Best of luck out there. Here’s the low down from the trip: The water crossings also warrant some water resistant boots. • It is slow tough going. Got first dibs on campsite- I chose #3 and was pleasantly surprised with bear boxes, tidy fire circles, out house, and plenty of firewood. 11h 45m, Overnight at HVCG w/Jenna. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. At about 4200 feet, the trip begins in chaparral country with oaks and manzanita instead of cacti. Minimal shade, watch your footing. 318.88 m Down, 3.1 mi 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. - Parked at round about as described and left vehicle to start hike through pedestrian gate at 9am. Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. 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. Visitors pass through several transition zones on the way to, 16.2mi ft. single-family home is a bed, bath property. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. 964' Up 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. Protected as part of the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation and the Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area, Rincon Peak has several restrictions. Saguaro National Park charges a fee to enter. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. The Coronado National Forest manages lands on the northern, eastern, and southern flanks of this mountain range. This home was built in 1989 and last sold on for. Once through the National Park fence the climbing starts. 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.. You’ll turn south on the Heartbreak Ridge Trail, following it for 0.4 miles before branching to the … 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. Views on the way up were nice. The trail winds its way through the endless fields of boulders, oaks, pines and manzanita. 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