Agua Caliente Hill Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great for hiking with a dog. Beautiful views.
This is my all time favorite hike. Safe. Do-able paths. Gorgeous views
I had bushwhacked this peak from Redington Road about 15 years ago. That was more exciting. But this is a good trail. Of course, November through March are best, though the AT description indicates otherwise.
Excellent trail -- last mile or so to the summit is steep! Not the trail to hike in the hot sun! Lots of different and interesting terrain.
Definite wildcat territory at the summit. Great wildlife: Gila monster, Tortoise, and a Gray Hawk!
Nice easy trail! Great to just relax
Just keep going. Follow the signs. Awesome view. Sign in at the top. Someone left a container there years ago. It is all of 4.5 miles one way also.
It was OK. Went with a hiking club.
Good time to be out in the saguaro jungle. Flowers are just starting to bloom, temperature is temperate, breeze is cool, people and dogs are friendly. Our only hiccup was reading the All Trails map literally, a 4.5 mile hike; actually 4.5 miles up and 4.5 miles back. Ran into another couple using the all trails app who was similarly confused. Won't make that mistake again.
What an amazing day to experience this trail, April 1st. The colors included lots of oranges with every Ocotillo in full bloom, desert poppies, little purple flowers were abundant and many more. The greens were deep and vibrant. The hike was difficult but worth it. 360 views at the top, glad I was able to take my time and enjoy.
Fun trail with lots of steep hills to climb, does not get boring.
I went on this hike at the end of January (2016) and it was a lot of fun! There was a pool of water that the dogs got to trek through. It was perfect for the dogs, we took them off leash for majority of the time (which means there were not that many people). The last .5 is hard! Bring lots of water and don't be surprised if it gets a little caliente!
The last mile or so of the trail is brutal, but otherwise really nice. Wear good shoes and bring plenty of water. There's no shade pretty much the whole way up so sun protection is a must. I went mid-day so it was a bit hot. I'd recommend doing it in colder months if you're bringing a dog. Views are really nice the whole way up.