Carr Peak via Old Sawmill Spring Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Carr Peak via Old Sawmill Spring Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

5.2 miles
2,014 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers

3 months ago


3 months ago

Trail is well marked and the views are great. However I would suggest that you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the trail head. The road to the trail head is not for the faint at heart. I questioned at times while driving to the trail head if it was worth the risk. There is a sign at the bridge that this road is not intended for passenger vehicles. One lane dirt road makes it difficult if you meet someone coming in the opposite direction.

6 months ago

This is my preferred trail up to Carr Peak. While it does immediately start out with a. .3-mile steep and Rocky grade, there is a year-round spring at the half-mile mark (before entering the Miller Wilderness) where I stop to let my dogs drink and splash around. The spring is reinforced with a black tub. This trail joins the main trail and the Ramsey Vista trail at the .75- mile mark. There is ample parking at the trailhead across from the group campground.