Brinkley Point

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Charles Miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

19.9 miles

Difficulty

5 of 5 diamonds

5

Time To Complete

3-4 hours

Review

If you appreciate the rugged beauty of the South West's Santa Catalina Mountains, make the 7.7 mile (one way) run to Brinkley point and give yourself time to enjoy the incredible views. This difficult run is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and fuel. You'll gain 1900' in elevation. Pets are not allowed and there is a $5 fee. Park at the Box Camp Trailhead. Take the Box Camp Trail and then turn onto the Box Spring Trail (to the right - obvious trail marked with large cairns, this junction had a trail sign when we were here in 2006 and 2009 but we did not see it in 2012). At the small saddle, before the Box Spring Trail heads down to Sabino Canyon, leave the official trail and head SE along the ridge. There are some cairns and decent trail along the route - but we certainly wandered in places. For more information: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=448
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32.419601, -110.73993

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