Josephine Saddle Madera Canyon Trail #134 is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Madera Canyon, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours
Lots of shade with a steady uphill climb. I have done it several times and will definitely do it again.
Old Baldy up to Josephine saddle is a good steady uphill climb. The saddle area has good camping sites too if you want to backpack in. Dog friendly!
Good workout using Old BaldyTrail to Saddle, returning via Super Trail. Totally different environment from local desert mountain trails. Lots of overhead conifer cover similar to Colorado.