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Bren Peak Loop from David Yetman West Trailhead

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Tucson Mountain Park

Bren Peak Loop from David Yetman West Trailhead is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 839 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

No dogs

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Reviews (76)
Photos (125)
Recordings (76)
Completed (81)
Jason S.
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Hiking

Difficult to follow.

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Daniel Macias
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This has been one of my favorite hikes. I do highly recommend you download the trail before you head out. At times, especially on the east side of Bren Peak, the trail is dissolved and its really hard to miss it without the app. But the views are amazing. This is not a beginners hike, or a leisure stroll through the desert, there are very narrow pathways with drops of 100 feet and more.

Daniel Macias
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HikingGreat!
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Cosmos C. Yeh
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Hiking

Went on this trail in the late afternoon. The view was stunning, but some parts of trail are poorly maintained. I couldn’t find the trail few times, so I have to rely on the GPS locations on the app. If the trail is well maintained I will rate this trail five stars.

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Ángela Jones
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble
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Lauri Kinker
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HikingRocky

Beware! The first 1.9 miles are good. Some elevation gain and the path was clear and well marked. Around 1.9 miles, the teddy bear cholla (white colored “jumping cactus”) was prevalent on both sides and along the narrow trail path. One of the guys with us got too close and ended up with a section in his arm. I stepped near one and it went into the side of my shoe. Looking up the trail it seemed like we’d have that issue the rest of the way, so we turned around.

Tiffany Ynosencio
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BackpackingOff trailOver grown
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Laura Johns
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HikingNo shade

Very pretty and not too strenuous but hard to enjoy with all the needed staring at the map. As mentioned below the bulk of this isn’t on a trail marked in the park although it was rarely too overgrown to traverse once on it, but there are a lot of similar side paths that look equally plausible. It was nice and remote though, great for these times :)

Michele Butts
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

Great views but hard to follow the path. No shade, slightly overgrown brush, slippery rocky path makes it slightly slower hike

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Jack McClane
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Hiking

Super nice little trail. Worth doing again sometime, or scrambling up to the summit (which I did not do today).

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Janice Doza
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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David Scalia
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HikingRocky

Rugged and rocky hike but a nice challenge and great views. Started at Gates Pass trailhead and it added 4 miles on the round trip.

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Chuck Grothaus
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Hiking

Recommend doing this loop trail clockwise for easiest way finding. There are sections of trail that follow washes (lots of scree). Fun to do. It took us two hours.

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Marlee T.
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

took the left at the fork. easy to get off trail by a few meters because it's overgrown. going left means you end up having gradual elevation on the last stretch of the loop.

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Sharon S.
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Hiking

we did loop in counter clockwise direction. Probably easier that direction, but challenging either way. Nice views!!

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Felix Slette
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Morgan Todd
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Great moderate hike! My mom and I both got hit by jumping cactus and both slipped and fell. But overall a great hike!

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jimmy bluffit
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Second time you do this trail it's much easier to follow. I did it from both directions this time. Going up Ringtail ridge is easier to follow trail than going down. I would always recommend having GPS on this trail in the beginning until you are familiar with the trail. I had the entire afternoon on this trail to myself.

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