Bug Springs Trail

HARD 43 reviews

Bug Springs Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1975 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

wild flowers

Forest, seasonal creek and snow, great city views This is a popular trail that was recently reopened. The trail starts in the rugged desert terrain of the Catalina Foothills, switchbacks up to rock forest spires and formations, drops into a secluded pine forest with multiple creek crossings, and then drops steeply down to Bear Canyon Picnic Area. The Picnic Area has restrooms and tables. For the return, it's back the way you came.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail but is more suitable for bikes and just long walks.. few hiking areas otherwise I was just walking, the views are awesome, I'll give it that! Not sure I'll do this trail again!!

hiking
16 days ago

I started this hike at about 7:30 today with the wife and pup. The views are absolutely stunning between the first and second mile facing southwest. We turned back around the 3.5 mile marker just before the second peak through the pine area (after a quick sandwich and beer break, of course). It was definitely a hotter trek back and the pup had to take a few shady breaks. Otherwise, a fun day hike with interesting environmental changes throughout. The stream running will make it all that much more enjoyable when we receive some rain. I can't wait to do this one again.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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mountain biking
6 months ago

The initial hike and bike is hard, but the view and downhill section in worth it. Technical drops and awesome views.

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trail running
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hiking
8 months ago

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8 months ago

We didn't see another soul on this trail. Not as scenic ad some of the other trails, but still worth the effort.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Only went about half way to the rock formations. Saw a number of MTN bikers so keep an ear out and and be ready to move to the side of the trail! The part I did was smooth terrain so it was easy on the knees and feet. I'll be back to finish it for sure!

9 months ago

It was difficult! But worth it.

backpacking
9 months ago

Man this was a super tough hike. I only went about two miles up. But great at building endurance if you're into backpacking!

hiking
9 months ago

Well maintained. Phenomenal views.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice weather nice trail great scenery