Hot and very exposed. Only went 3 miles because dogs started to over heat. Will definitely come back early a.m. and complete the entire trail.

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail and fun hike! I have completed portions of the trail previously when hiking the Agua Caliente Loop. Today, my dog and I hiked the Arizona Trail from Molino Basin and connected to the end of the Milagrosa Trail. Fantastic views of the canyons. We went off the trail a few times to sit on the boulders along the canyon walls. Didn't see any other hikers but did get startled by a Mountain Biker. Well definitely do this trail again!

hiking
1 month ago

As advertised. My wife and I had a great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

I would not call this a difficult hike. I'd say that it is more moderate. I found the trail to be very easy to follow. Brush was cleared and there was never any difficulties determining which way to go. The scenery was beautiful. A great hike if you only have a couple of hours.

hiking
1 month ago

This review is for Seniors! Proceed clockwise. Get the steep part done first. When finally descending the ridge, be careful it is steep and rocky with lots of loose rock.
I would rate this a 4.5 hardness for seniors. Our group averaged 70 yo. For some it was pushing their limits.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. I took my golden retriever with me and we started off on the Northern side of the loop towards Milagrosa. We had beautiful weather and did not find the trail to be too difficult. I'd like to come back after a couple of rains when the cattle ponds are filled and their is some water in the washes. The trail was well marked except when crossing the washes. Be careful coming down the last 1/4 mile. There was a lot of loose rocks that made things a little slippery.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. The road is gated, so you have to park outside the gate and walk in about 0.6 mi to the trailhead.

Also - warning the downloadable GPX file only covers the first 2 miles, it does not cover the entire loop.

Fun hike! Lots of what looked to be quartz on the trail. The trail does get a little vague through washes so it might take a little time refinding the route. A great choice if you only have a few hours.

What an awesome trail!!! Hard and steep in various spots but some really easy areas!! Great views from every spot. I will definitely do this trail again!! 10 miles after a two week off the trails feels good. First time hiking with my new hiking friends and loved it!!

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. So far, seems like a new hike each time. Different and challenging areas and a fantastic view!

Take Snyder east past soldier trail and turn north up avenida de suzeno where there's area to park. From here, walk past the gate and down horse head- the trail head is an the end of the road. I clocked 10 miles with the little extra walking for a total of 3 hrs 40 mins not counting pictures at the end. Take a left at the first fork. It was mostly dry today but the views of the canyon were nice on the way up. Plus I got to explore areas I imagine are usually running with water. The trail is mostly smooth with some rocky areas. Plenty of elevation gain. Saw a couple hikers and mountain bikers. Overall very nice!

Take the first left fork. The trail to the right at the first fork goes along the rock wall on the south side of the stream. We went up the canyon that way and scrambled up the falls to get to the correct trail. The trail is on the left and goes above the canyon. The trail we took was where the climbers go but it was nice as it was in the shade. Beautiful views this way.

We came back and did the trail to the end a few weeks ago. Not a hard trail but a titch over 10 miles from the parking area. There are a few climbs but nothing killer. The area at the end is pretty with a canyon where water flows after a rain and should have a waterfall with a pond in the wet season. Saw bluebirds and a red-naped sapsucker and a lot of sparrows there. The end of the trail joins up with the Arizona Trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Good hike, definitely feel the burn in your legs but nothing unbearable. The pools didn't have much water, but still a beautiful scenic hike with amazing wild flowers. The canyon had an underlying buzz from the bees on the flowers.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great hike, tough and beautiful

Sunday, January 08, 2017

One of our favorite warm weather hikes. It took us a few tries before we actually found the right trail. When you see the big rock/hill that splits the canyon, climb it and stay to the left. At the end you will find the first pool and waterfall. If you scramble up the rocks to the right of that waterfall, you will come to a deeper pool and bigger waterfall.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Took the first fork right too. following the creek on the left side.

on Babat Duag Trail

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

I would not call this trail difficult. The elevation gain is very spread out. However, in September the grasses were tall and the path was hard to see. I got lost once and spent 20 minutes scrambling up boulders. Fortunately, there was service, so GPS came to the rescue! It was decent exercise, but very hard to keep up heart rate on the way down. As mentioned, the trail is narrow and borders a cliff at times.
It was a beautiful hike, lots of wildflowers blooming. The meadow at the top was gorgeous.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Park infront of the gate and walk about .4 miles down to the end of horse head road to reach the trail head. We took the first fork to the right. Then found the trail following the left side of the creek. It's not clearly marked, but not too hard to find. The trail is rocky and narrow. The canyon is beautiful! Tons of wildflowers in March. At the end there is a deep pool and a waterfall. The water is cold!

on Babat Duag Trail

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

It is a good trail. Wonderful top section that overlooks the city. A must do for Mt Lemon visitors.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Great exercise on a quiet, not well traveled peaceful trail. At the first fork I went right, then left at all the other "T's". When crossing the second big stream/ sandy bed walked West to find a beautiful little water fall. Great place to chill. Crossing the 3rd stream was a little difficult to find the trail.

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