dogs on leash
We loved this trail! Took about 4 hours to/from Visitors Center. Took a break and took of my shoes... Only to find a squirrel sitting in one of them! Moderate trail. We had no crowds whatsoever. Went on a Wednesday. Next time, I will bring 3 times the amount of water though!! Be sure to bring more than you usually do. Will definitely go back here when I'm in Tucson!
This was one of my favorite trails while in Tucson. We took the tram up to the last stop and hiked down the trail back to the parking lot. Once off tram, you have to hike up top toward the top to get on the trail. It was easy/moderate, but a few spots were a little narrow and very high with steep downhills. Use a hiking stick for balance. We brought a lunch and ate on a huge rock halfway down. Really beautiful views. The end of trail is full of saguaros. Took about 3 hours to get down... But we stopped a lot to take pictures. Highly recommend this trail.
I'm a transplant from Illinois which if youve been there is incredibly flat. So for my first hike ever here it was pretty hard. if you take the tram to the trailhead I imagine itd be a bit easier but we decided not to. awesome bottom part of the trail with lots of rocks and follows the stream once you get to the higher parts of the trail it gets steep but the trail is pretty wide. The falls at the end are great and the water is refreshing to wade or swim in. Pack a lunch and plenty of water!
This trail is about 11 miles not 9.8 miles as it is listed on here. Also, it was more of a moderate trail than easy. Overall, it was a great hike with great views. We noticed people would take the tram uphill and hike down. But it's more of an adventure hiking rountrip as you get to see everything from a different view.
Nice short trail, not too demanding, but the upward slope back to the parking lot will get your heart beating faster. We hiked on a cloudy, misty day so views were obscured, but we enjoyed the hike anyway. Turn this into a loop hike by returning on Mount Lemmon Trail #5, and also take in the short side trail to the Lemmon Rock lookout tower on the way back, one of the oldest fire lookout towers in the nation.
A very beautiful hike. Very easy to slightly moderate trail. The path was poorly marked and a lot of people were having trouble toward the end when the path veered back then towards the falls again. Fortunately, there were people on the trail that helped out. The falls were beautiful and worth it. Saw a few squirrels playing at the falls. Noticed the tram ride was $10 - Ouch!!! We didn't take it.
Sandra L. on Ash Creek Falls via Ash Creek Trail
This hike should be rated as moderate/difficult because it is not easy. A few very short stretches of somewhat flat grades are a relief, but mostly it is a thigh-buster if you're going all the way down to Oak Flat which is 4 miles in. Lots of reliable water from the easily accessible -roaring- creek which you cross a handful of times along the way. So if you want to save some water weight in your pack, know that you can take your filter and refill in several areas. This hike takes you through very lush forest with the sound of the creek to accompany you, and a chance to see wildlife due to very light traffic. Very beautiful!
Did the Super Trail round trip. There is a fork about half way up, there is a tribute to the lost boy scouts, stay right to stay on Super. It is longer than Old Baldy but I enjoyed it, much better views. YmThe hike was amazing. It had rained recently so all the creeks and waterfalls were running pretty good. There is a lot of vegetation growing over the trails so wear pants. I took 4 liters of water, drank 3. The hike is long but worth it. Highly recommended.