Explore the most popular hiking 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.

This was the toughest hike I’ve ever done. Totally worth the views at the top!

Definitely difficult! But loved the view from the top! Totally worth it!

hiking
5 days ago

I hiked the Meadow Trail down, then up the Lemmon Trail to make a counterclockwise loop. It’s rather steep coming back up that way. Most other hikers seemed to be doing the loop in the opposite direction, which I’ll try next time. Either way, a beautiful hike.

Great trail, the reward of water at the end makes it totally worth it! Parked at the trailhead on Bear Canyon Rd which made it approximately 6.5 mi. My 8 & 12 yr old handled the distance just fine. Not a ton of water, but enough to get in and cool off. Would like to do again in the spring.

hiking
17 days ago

Rushed through this hike on a rainy day. The way in is a gorgeous and relaxing hike. The way back is all uphill and a little more challenging. Dog loved it. Saw four tiny deer along the way.

Amazing views defiantly must go trolly was down so it was 8 miles instead of 4 but was well worth the trip we went during dry season and the water was 10 feet at one point I’m 12 and did this so it wasn’t to deficult

Awesome! Wear your best boots and bring bug spray! Enjoy!

great hike!!! Went clockwise and stopped at Bog springs first.. went onto Kent springs and finished thru Sylvester springs. Miles were very close to what it says and so was altitude. Has alot of shade and today is was 70 degrees when we started. We are slow so took us 4 hours but that included alot of stops to enjoy the views.

Beautiful views! You can feel the mileage, but it isn't miserable- pleasant burn. Food and water a must.

Awesome hike! Top pools had nice water, waterfall was running but not vigorous. My GPS was 8.56 from parking out and back, FYI.

De nueva cuenta pero con la mejor compañía: La Perla

as someone else said, "this trail has everything "One of the prettiest trails I have hiked.

Beautiful hike. Bring lots of water, a lunch and some energy chews. Definitely feels like 8 miles but well worth it when you get the the pools of water and the waterfalls! Bring a swim suit. And some sun screen ❤️ you will love it

-LaurenAB

Hiked from Shannon Campground up to Heliograph peak after talking with a hiker who'd come back to the campground where we'd just finished lunch. The trail is a challenge to locate once you get to certain areas, and when we got to the top we went ahead and took the road back. It's well worth it, but if you're unsure, you can stop and look around and figure out where the trail continues. Definitely needs more markers until it's cut back in again.

Great fall/winter/spring hike for any experience level. One of the best views in the Catalinas.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is uphill with loose rocks for the first .09 miles once you reach the junction of Kent spring trail and Bogs Spring trail the trail is a mostly sandy path. understand reviews here are based on personal experience and are subjective but stating this is an easy trail is misleading. Trail is not for beginners in my opinion.

Fuí un día después de llover. El arroyo llevaba agua. Caminé por el arroyo, ví venados, coatíes, coyotes y gatos monteses devorando a un cervatillo. Fue una gran experiencia.

beautiful view all the way throughout the loop

hiking
1 month ago

Easy Trail, oak trees, pines etc just awesome

Nice hike for the average adult. my little dog did the hike also. Great views!

What an awesome trail, definitely a hard trail.. great views. Lots of birds to see!! Glad I got to finish it this time and no rain!! Lots of shaded areas during the trail!! A must do again and add some of the side trails along the trail!!

If you leave early enough, you will be shaded by the canyon for most of the hike. We started a little after 6am and it was shaded the whole way there—however, the sun had risen over the canyon by the time we were heading back. We stayed at the falls for a bit. There was plenty of water running through them—beautiful—some people were even jumping in! Try to stay on the trail by paying attention to trail markers, it’s easy to miss them when you get to the riverbed.

Beautiful mountains and wonderful “ side trails”

We took this route up to Monte vista peak starting up Morse canyon trail #269. This trail was awesome through high forest pine as you ascend. Really beautiful, shaded and easy to follow. Monte vista peak was Amazing as well as a stop over. We then took the crest trail which we found hard to follow at times. Very exposed (which would of been a problem as you will see) but a really cool path with great views. By about noon, we noticed darker clouds coming in as we were heading up to the peak. Had to hustle back down due to scattered thunderstorm. Funny enough, as we scrambled along Mormon ridge trail#269 away from the storm, we saw a bear right at the junction of upper mormon canyon trail and Mormon ridge trail. We took Mormon canyon trail #352 because we felt it was safer from the bear and the storm. It was ok but way overgrown with downed trees. The rain made it pretty miserable. Wouldn’t recommend that route. Overall, epic adventure but beware of quick moving storms.

Great views and a fun trail run! Great gnats this time of year. 4/5 sour patch kids.

Worth the trip. Very well maintained trails. Beautiful!

I loved this trail! There wasn’t much water when I went so I’ll definitely be going again. A lot of flat hiking then a lot of incline towards the end.

It was hard, but amazing views and at the end the Seven Falls!

Went out today for an afternoon hike. The trail is in great shape. There was a lot of water today. We were able to swim at the pools at the falls. Lots of frogs and lizards on the trail today.

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