Explore the most popular camping trails in Coronado National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun trail, beginning has plenty of shade in the forest. Went off-trail and hiked a peak (dunno the name), was so windy my hat nearly flew off. Running down, almost stepped on a big snake, perpendicular across the trail and perfectly camouflaged. I be rating 1/1 for snakesssss

hiking
11 days ago

From the campground the trail switchbacks and is in decent shape however the trail quickly deteriorates as you approach the burned zone. I was turned around from both directions due to downed logs and uneven trail starting both top and bottom. Needs some chainsaw work and could make for an excellend MTB shuttle.

Easy hike
Wonderful views

Very tired but worth it. The sight on the top is excellent!

Nice hike with good view

Un trail con excelentes vistas, gran altura.

Beautiful view from the top. It was an 8 hour hike. Take plenty of water and food.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I tried hiking the trail on April 1, 2018, from the Arcadia Campground site, and we could not. The trail started out fine, but in about 1 mile, it started to narrow down especially on the side of the mountain. In about 2 miles, it was so narrow that it was impossible to hike, and then we came to a huge gap that resulted from a wash out down the mountain and into the canyon.

What a great hike! I took my 2 older kids 13 and 15, they found it difficult but worthwhile. Views where amazing. We went up old baldy and down old baldy. We made the peak in 4:20 and back down in about 3 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful views all the way up. the trail is well defined but also a little rugged in spots to keep is interesting. it's worth noting my Garmin tracked it at just over 6 miles round trip. my hiking partners Fitbit tracked it at 6 as well

plan for about a 30 minute drive to the trailhead (starting when you enter Coronado). it's a pretty rough drive but my Chevy Cruze made it without much resistance.

definitely recommend

hiking
1 month ago

fun little walk to stretch your legs after the 27mi drive up. views are gorgeous. the drive enticed me to do so many more hikes along the way. i will be back.

After a total of 107 switch backs, several water breaks, I still managed to reach the top of the summit which I really enjoyed. The views were magnificent. Don't let the short distance fool you, be prepared....bring lots of H20, protein foods to include raw honey, bagels, nuts, etc...and of course pack enough for at least an overnight in case of emergency. Be safe.

Difficult, but loved it!!!

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite hike of all time! I love bringing people here from in and out of town! You forget you’re even in AZ!!!

Hiked up Old Baldy came back on the Super Trail. Lot of ice on the North side, snow 2 feet deep toward the summit. Very soft snow on the South side. Have been up there several times before but this was the best. A real adventure. January 2017

Very pretty trail, nice walk through the trees and trail was completely empty. Beware- trail isn’t the best marked, particularly as you get to the dry stream beds. I lost the trail at the very end at the last stream crossing, but luckily I was right by the road so I just walked down 1/6 of a mile to my car.

hiking
3 months ago

Short well maintained trail to a nice lookout over Tucson.

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked Mount Lemmon trail #5 first to turn this into a loop. It takes you to an amazing fire lookout cabin built on a high rock. The views clear into Mexico are breathtaking!.There's also quartz all over in the dirt that makes it shimmer.

hiking
4 months ago

Super great view! We turned around about 2 miles up but I fully intend on going back and finishing it!

It was a great short hike for our family group of mixed hiking abilities. My 9-year old was able to enjoy the views along with our elder members. We all enjoyed the vastly different biome from our desert floor home. Deserving of its “Easy” designation.

Great trail! Maverick spring was full and the trail is went maintained. If you have the extra time I was suggest to head up Guthrie Mountain. The views were simply amazing!

My favorite Tucson area trail to date. I went from the bottom to the top so I could have an easy way back. This is a tough one with lots of prolonged climbing, especially as you make your way up to Bear Saddle, and my knees were definitely sore the next day. If you're used to the desert like I am, the forest and mountain views are stunning and invigorating, and the slight drop in temperature is very nice as well. Saw lots of wildlife on this trail, too: one coati, a squirrel, tons of birds, and five wild turkeys.

There is a sign and a parking lot for the Green Mountain and Bug Spring trails about 1/2 mile before the General Hitchcock campground. I parked here and began the trail from this point, which is the little red dot just to the southwest of the trailhead marked here. It's a very pretty little piece of trail and I recommend adding it to the trip if you can handle it.

As others mention there are many intersecting trails and social trails. I would have had a hard time staying on the trail if I hadn't had GPS on my phone. (And actually, I still ended up missing the junction to my trailhead on the way back and ended up exiting at General Hitchcock campground and walking down the street to my car.)

Also, your mileage may vary, but I definitely wished I had brought an entire gallon of water with me on this hike even though it wasn't hot. Lotta mouth breathing going up that mountain.

I hiked Old Baldy up and Super trail back and recommend that. Old Baldy is gently graded but still a no-nonsense way of getting to the summit. Super trail is nice for solitude and views on a more relaxed trip back down.
Wear pants for super trail.

on Green Mountain Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Perfect day hike in early November. Very nice trail immediately off Hitchcock Campground (although the campground is seasonal and currently closed). Steams near campground were dry. Around halfway point there's some burnt trees (not many but some) that left an incredibly nice smell in the air.

6 months ago

This was one of the more popular hikes on Mount Graham. I did it several times from top to bottom and bottom to top by spotting a vehicle at the other end. Unfortunately, THE TRAIL IS CLOSED DUE TO THE FRYE FIRE. the fire burned through this area with great intensity leaving many hazardous snags and lots of erosion. Who knows when it will open again.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike up and back. Great views all around. Only encountered 3 individuals on my way up and back. Of note is I was hot on the way up because I was protected from the wind. If you tend to sweat take a towel, extra shirt and maybe a windbreaker, after coming around to the windward side of the mountain it got pretty cool and windy.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views and had a lot of fun. Took my wife and I carrying our children in ospreys about 3.5 hours from the campground to the peak and back down. Total distance covered was just under 6 miles according to the garmin. Great time!!

trail running
9 months ago

A great hike! The Super trail as it raps around the south side of the summit is a little over grown right now, so bring pants. Also be mindful for snakes and large predators, We found quite a bit of large predator skat, looked like bear and mountain lion.

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

hiking
9 months 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.

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