Agua Caliente Hill Trail

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Agua Caliente Hill Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2828 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
6 days ago

This is by far my most frequent hike as I literally live next door and it's only a few minutes to the trailhead. I have hiked to the summit and have also connected to the Aqua Caliente Loop Trail at the fork, before heading up to the summit. If I don't have too much time, I will only hike to the cattle pond.

The summit hike can be difficult, especially the last mile. Definitely not a hike for the summer months. At the summit the view are spectacular. 360 degrees. The terrain changes from cacti to grassy areas to cottonwoods. You will find a jar at the summit filled with note pads and pens. Hikers leave poems or little inspirational notes.

All Trails says that it is a 9 mile hike. My Apple Watch records it as a little over 10 miles.

11 days ago

Beautiful and challenging

hiking
29 days ago

the hardest thing about this hike is the HEAT. Somehow even as the trail seals back and forth along peaks, there is zero coverage and shade is far and few between so plan to hike in the morning because a cool winter 60 degree day easily feels like 90 degrees. Other than that this hike is so much fun and very diverse in terms of foliage as you make your way up. The view from the top is fantastic! Also, i was able to take my dog to the end but the scramble will be difficult to medium and small dogs and the lack of shade is killer so don’t bring less than a gallon of water for the both of you

1 month ago

Great views! Steep at the top, whew!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hard trail for sure,, awesome views from every point especially at the very top!! My phone died just before the end so it was a little over 9 miles total!!! Will do again for sure!!

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail...challenging but well worth the view at the top. Bring more water than you think you need.

5 months ago

Great trail.

7 months ago

I've only done the first 3 or so miles- never stops going up.

hiking
8 months ago

One of my favorite hikes. Pretty challenging, mostly up hill. The trail continues after you reach the summit but I didn't continue after that point.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views and flowers ever were my dogs loved it did ware them out very quickly but was a blast went 6 miles total

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is absolutely awesome, just make sure you bring a decent amount of water and sun block bc there is no cover out there.

11 months ago

Great for hiking with a dog. Beautiful views.

11 months ago

This is my all time favorite hike. Safe. Do-able paths. Gorgeous views

hiking
11 months ago

I had bushwhacked this peak from Redington Road about 15 years ago. That was more exciting. But this is a good trail. Of course, November through March are best, though the AT description indicates otherwise.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Excellent trail -- last mile or so to the summit is steep! Not the trail to hike in the hot sun! Lots of different and interesting terrain.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Definite wildcat territory at the summit. Great wildlife: Gila monster, Tortoise, and a Gray Hawk!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nice easy trail! Great to just relax

Monday, May 02, 2016

Just keep going. Follow the signs. Awesome view. Sign in at the top. Someone left a container there years ago. It is all of 4.5 miles one way also.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Loved it!!

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