Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail

MODERATE 159 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.

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11 days ago

Well trafficked, but not crazy. Great way to get above some of the heat, but don't forget the sunblock. The pines don't offer nearly as much shade as we were expecting. Perfect difficulty for carrying a wee one!

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail for a day away from the Tucson heat. Lots of butterflies and squirrels.

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1 month ago

Great trail! Good workout but not too hard. Perfect for a quick weekend trip. Beautiful views, lots of shade, pretty flowers and TONS of butterflies. Nice stream that runs through for water for the dogs. Parking lot was packed but the trail was quiet.

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1 month ago

We cleared the logs and improved the tread on the Marshall gulch section.

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2 months ago

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