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Great hike through beautiful rock formations. Hiked on a Monday, no one around. Had the whole place to ourselves. Very nice hike!

Nice hike on the dragoon’s

trail running
15 days ago

A fun trail to hike up and run down. The first two miles are very mellow, and the last 3/4 is a steeper switchback hike. I’d say the full Summit hike leans closer to hard than moderate. Around 2 1/2-3 hours for a runner, 4-6 hours for a hiker.

Awesome views!

Serene morning hike. Easy trails.

I do this hike often as I live nearby. The first 2/3 are great, and I love that I never run into anyone after the Ruiz trail turnoff. 4 stars because 1.5 miles are through the wash.

1 month ago

Remote area so we never saw anyone else. For us wasn’t easy to pick up trail from the parking area. Maybe just us but following cairns took some searching. Terrain was rock, sandy and grassy making it interesting. Plenty of prickers too. Pleasant enough but one and done.

1 month ago

Started around 7:20am. it was cold and quite windy. We didn't go all the way to the peak this time but we did hike 7.4 miles and 5 hours of workout. the sun rise was so beautiful with all the colors, I just had to snap some photos.

Beautiful hike! Went with 6 and 8 year old granddaughters on Xmas day. Easy to begin the hike got more difficult once you reached the hills. Kids had no problem because it was such a gradual incline with easy steps. Will do again anytime!!

Today, We went up Super trail up to Josephine Saddle Loop and went back by Old Baldy trail. The views are amazing there. We saw woodpeckers, several different species of birds. The forest was lush even with the scars of the forest fire. I’m a somewhat sedentary person and It was moderate-difficult the first two miles and from there, it was medium-easy. You get warmed up as you go.

Beautiful views and rock formations. We went 2 miles up to the dam and the trail was easy to moderate. The signage in parking/camping area is confusing--implies that the trailhead is only for the short interpretive trail--but if you keep going it leads into the longer trail options.

Just do it!

Great trail! Amazing views from all of Tucson.

Great day hike especially in winter when there is snow.

3 months ago

Gorgeous hike. Extremely well-built trail. Views throughout. Probably the easiest summit hike around Tucson.

Beautiful area, I hiked up to the divide and back.

Beautiful trail and not too steep, even at the end. Great views at the top.

This is a good moderate hike on a well maintained trail. Lots of scenic views. There are a lot of good historical plaques at the beginning of the trail that are not to be missed if you are a history buff. There is also a short nature hike section at the beginning that will help you identify the plants and trees. Be sure to take plenty of water. It gets quit hot between late April and mid October. We went in September and it was in the mid 90’s. It is my understanding that the $5.00 fee is if you park in the campground area.

4 months ago

Excellent moderate hike and unique views of rock formations. Historical area. In October 2017 it was bone dry so bring a lot of water.

Pretty tough for someone like me who does not get out and hike everyday. The last bit is a tough one, as other reviewers have said. The view is great though. You can see all of Tucson, 360 degrees! Loose rocks and steep switchbacks made descending a little scary.

4 months ago

This trail should have an easy rating not moderate. A pleasant walk with some historical significance. Would be good for beginners.

Great hike with nice views only a mile in

Beautiful hike! Took longer then we thought but was not a hard hike, just long. A few places to stop and relax by water until you get further up the mountain but then the views themselves are relaxing enough on their own. $5 parking fee. Be careful of snakes! One surprised us down by the water.

I've done this hike a few times and love the destination for its beautiful views. On clear days you can see Picacho Peak along with some distant mountain ranges. I've seen lots of animal life on this trail, including deer and javelina. When I went today a saguaro had fallen across the trail at one point. I walked right over it where the needles had worn away, which was an interesting experience.

We did a bactrack once we hit Sylvester Springs (dog was getting a limp). The way back down was a little sketchy in spots but a beautiful fun trail. Can't wait to go back when it greens up too!

My wife and I do this loop all the time. Whether it's up the Super trail and down Old Baldy Trail or vice versa. We usually go up Super lately as it's a real nice grade and not to strenuous. Old baldy trail is much steeper when you ascend that way. There's lots of other options for loops when you get to the saddle too. We've done most of those too.

I like this trail a lot. My husband and I are both in our 60's. It took 2.75 hrs. Watch for the turnoff toward Ruiz Trail. The first half was perfect. It only got a four because the second half you walk in lots of washes and takes more energy.

on Hugh Norris Trail

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Great elevation gain. The stairs make it an interesting hike. Beautiful desert scenery!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

I've done this loop several times. The bulk of the uphill section is an old service road of some kind. There is one section that we've heard referred to as Heartbreak Hill, that is really steep as you approach Kent Spring. Then it becomes a trail as you do the downhill section on the way back. Nice loop and some huge oak trees at the Kent spring area. So this loop passes Sylvester, Kent, and finally Bog springs if going counterclockwise.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Really awesome trail. Great views. Lots of stairs at the beginning though.

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