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The Coronado National Forest includes an area of about 1.78 million acres spread throughout mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. It is located in parts of Cochise, Graham, Santa Cruz, Pima, and Pinal counties in Arizona, and Hidalgo County in New Mexico.

One of AZ' best

Beautiful trail! The super trail runs along a stream and it has wonderful views!

Really awesome hike. Waterfall is beautiful and lots of cool cactus to look at on the way as well. Not difficult

hiking
3 days ago

My wife and I along with my two teenage daughters hiked the 11.6 mile Ladybug Peak trail on August 13. We started around 7 am and after taking our time enjoying the scenery along with a lunch break, we finished around 3 pm.

If you are a decent hiker in pretty good shape you will be fine. It is a steady climb of over 4,000 feet from the beginning of the lower trailhead near Angle Orchard to the peak summit. You need good hiking shoes, 3 liters of water per person, sun screen, and my wife found her hiking poles to be a necessity for her.

The views throughout the trail were beautiful. At the peak you can see for miles in all directions. We are avid hikers that have hiked all over North America including Half Dome in Yosemite and we felt Ladybug Peak trail was well worth it. And yes, we did see ladybugs at the top.

Take your time and use common sense because at places the trail is obscure. A few areas have fallen trees over the trail and heavy over growth in other areas. At about 5.7 miles you will come to a split in the trail and go left. You will not be sure but right takes you to a parking lot at Swift Trail Road. I would not have known without this app.

All in all a great trail that we enjoyed. Don't be fooled however because although rated moderate, it is a pretty challenging hike.

Good trail. Only moderate elevation gains. The trail is well maintained though it is a little rocky in parts. It runs by creeks most of the way. They were flowing well after recent monsoons. Good views in a number of spots on the trail especially if you scramble on top of one of the many nearby boulders. The trail is pretty exposed due to fire damage so avoid it on the hottest summer days.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful and everyone had a blast, except when the rain came in as soon as we hit the peak, so it was a little soggy coming down. no LTs died.

trail running
8 days ago

off road driving
8 days ago

Moderate rock crawling with pools and waterfalls to cool off in part way through. Great ride.

Super trail rt to Josephine sadle. On the way down, a bear was spotted about half a mile before we got to the out house. So much water and the gushing sound was so beautiful!. Did a little more than the trail called for and that because I kept forgetting things in the car so had to go back and forth from the old baldy trailhead where our car was parked to the trailhead 5 times. Must be age!

backpacking
10 days ago

You will need a vehicle with decent ground clearance to reach the trail head. I had a Subaru Outback with 9in of clearance and was alright. We enjoyed the trail, however 1/3 of it is through a running stream. This may be because we went during the rainy season (August). When looking at the map, the stream is the first trail junction to the right.

Last mile a workout.