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Dave Weeks

Destination Distance From Downtown

27.4 miles

Difficulty

5 of 5 diamonds

5

Time To Complete

1.5-3 hours

Review

Mount Wrightson, the "Old Baldy Trail" is one of the toughest hikes/runs in the area for it's length. The 10.8 mile round trip gains over 4000 feet in elevation but gives one of the most spectacular views in Southern Arizona. Starting in scrub oak and juniper woodland the trail ascends thru pine forests to 9,453 feet. The view from the rocky top is 360 degrees and on clear days you can see down to the Sea of Cortez to the Southwest. The trail is easily accessed from Madera Canyon on the Northwestern side on the Santa Rita Mountains. Trails are well marked and maintained. The trail head parking is at the end of the road. Always bring enough water and a rain jacket just in case!
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31.761299, -110.84508

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