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beautiful view all the way throughout the loop

I don't mind the sights and sounds of the nearby city. Beautiful views that change a lot through the course of the hike. Lots of saguaro including young saguaro. Great views of downtown Tucson.

Fantastic loop trail! VERY scenic with hoodoos that you hike through for the first 1.5 miles (defeated definitely more enjoyable to hike it counterclockwise: steeper downhill, more gradual uphill). The only discrepancy we noted was that the AllTrails description describes it as “3 miles”, when actually we logged 4.3 miles following it as marked.

hiking
2 months ago

THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED DUE TO DAMAGE FROM THE FRYE FIRE. This trail can be reached from a fork off of Ashcreek trail #307 or as a 1 mile hike from the Columbine Corrals campground (Currently closed as well.) A review of it's condition before the fire would be pointless as this area was among some of the hottest burnt areas of the 2017 lightning started Frye fire. The Webb Peak lookout tower is still standing but the wooden structures at the top are gone. Extensive work will have to be done on this trail before it opens again.

A great hike not very hard but very pretty. We did it in the spring so saw no water in “river” but still a pretty Trail

This trail has been closed due to fire damage.

Easy trail for the most part. Not always well marked. Got off the trail a view times, but found my way back. Good trail for your off workout days. No shade, very hot in the summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Really great afternoon hike. Tons of wildlife including lizards, rabbits and a Gila Monster =)

Great trail!! Amazing views especially on the loop on the way back! Should wear hiking shoes and carry water!

Nice trail with good views

Nice easy trail. I lay on the stone beside the river for a while. Watching the blue sky, listening to the music, I spent a satisfied morning.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail close to Arizona City.

This was an enjoyable 2 hour hike with my tween daughter. This canyon has a tram traveling a ways up on a paved road. There are 2-3 places within the first half of the hike within view of this road/trolley. We enjoyed 2 crossings on rocks over a low stream. The second half is less busy, and most of the time we felt like the only ones in the canyon, with no sight of the city on the other side of the ridge. Beautiful views. A sign warning of recent mountain lion sighting. The only wildlife sled saw were the small lizards though, which was fine by me!

on Mica View Loop Trail

trail running
4 months ago

Great when combined with an out-and-back on the Cactus Forest Trail. Outstanding for trail running. Would be extremely exposed during the summer months.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice, great landscaping with beautiful and tall Saguaros, easy trail to go with kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Starting from the picnic area, there are many excellent cacti and Palo Verde specimens along this easy trail. Tennis shoes ok. Bring water and be prepared for lots of sunshine. Map available at the Visitors Center.

Rock solid. Do this loop along with the entire larger loop and stops if you can. Well worth it.

March with Michael, took 70 minutes walking fast to get finished before sunset. Great panoramic views.

hiking
5 months ago

This is an excellent, moderate hike with plenty of history along the trail to read about. I was surprised how large Fort Bowie was at its' peak. If you do this hike during the summer, take plenty of water because the trail is exposed most of the time. There is a Visitor Center at Fort Bowie with a water fountain, but it is about 2 miles in. Instead of backtracking, I recommend completing the loop to get back to the trail head. There is a nice view of Apache Pass and Fort Bowie from an overlook after a short, steep hike.

Easy trail to hike as it is flat and the trail has good footing most of the way (very beginning is paved). There were a few parts on the trail where it was hard to see where you should be going. Nice hike to get the legs going or to recover from a harder hike the day before. No shade although at the picnic area about .5 or so in there is a nice place to sit and eat a snack or have lunch that provides a restroom and some shade.

Great area. Worth the extra drive, fun hike with old fort and history

hiking
5 months ago

A nice and easy well marked trail. Lots of historical markers along the trail to Fort Bowie Site. Restroom, flush toilets are extremely clean at ranger station

Great hike. This was our second time using this trail. We also added in the mountain viewpoint trail & was not disappointed although this part of the trail is steeper & a bit harder to navigate with some of the rock "steps". The view is worth it though. We stopped to catch our breath a few times.
Did this with two teens & a dachshund.

Heard most people prefer to hike the loop counter-clockwise so we did so. We took lots of photos and almost 3 hours to come back to the parking lot. A park ranger told me this is the most popular trail in Chricahua National Monument.

Great hike for me and my two small dogs. The views are incredible you forget you’re so close to the highway.

out of this world amazing

The petroglyphs are in the parking area. We found one small petroglyph on the trail. The trail is actually a dirt road.

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A good third of the trail is in a wash. Didn’t care for trudging through it.

hiking
6 months ago

I took my 6 year old son on this loop for his first hike, and he did great! He asked if we could do it every day! It was just enough elevation that he felt like he climbed a mountain, but not so much cardio to make it too hard for either of us. The full loop includes lower spine trail and Ridge Trail. Signs were a little confusing at points and we took wrong turns twice. Glad we had the gps and map in here to steer us back. I think we will try a moderate trail next time.

Too easy. Could see the toad and cars from the trail. Prefer trails where I don’t see any houses or cars. Won’t be doing this one again.

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