Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail

MODERATE 140 reviews

Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Tucson: Take the Catalina Highway off Tanque Verde Road. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary and continue 26 miles through Summerhaven to the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area. The trailhead is at the end of the road. You'll have to walk the last couple of hundred yards in winter when the road into the picnic area is closed.

8 hours ago

Lots of fun, not too hard, my 10 yr old enjoyed it with me today!

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6 days ago

Love doing this trail, today was even better as it was overcast most of the time,, lots of water running and chilly temps!!

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16 days ago

What a great hike to escape the heat of the desert! My dog Dust and I had a great time! There's plenty of tree cover and Dusty loved the cool mountain streams.

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1 month ago

Did the Marshall Gulch portion of the trail. The wife and really enjoyed the trail. Took our six year old Yorkshire Terrier and she had no problem navigating the terrain. Gradual elevation gain was a great workout. Plenty of tree cover along the hike to keep you out of the direct sun. A few spots where you had watch your footing while climbing over some small rock formations in the trail. Only came across a few other hikers, but probably because it was late evening near sunset. Would give it 5 stars if there views at the top! Will try it again and do full circle and include aspen trail, maybe some views from there.

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1 month ago

Nice trail. Some steep parts and lots of ferns and nice views.