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Carrie Nation Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Green Valley, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,919 feet Route Type: Loop

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2 months ago

It seems like many people are confused by this trail but it is a well hiked trail by locals and easy to follow if you download the map on the app or use the published map. (Why would you hike without a map anyway?). Above the Carrie Nation mine there is a well used, steep common trail that goes to the Agua Caliente trail and over to Josephine Saddle. We went right to another common trail which goes up to Mt Hopkins which is presently closed. There is a great camping spot above the Carrie Nation Mine where we spent the night. Saw three trogons.

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7 months ago

vault mine trail not marked. Got lost and climbed a spur to intersect trail.

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Tue Apr 02 2019

Soooo - we found out through a park employee that this was NOT a park maintained trail which would explain the lack of maintenance and no direction. We sort of stumbled around using the map and GPS but it was rough and steep. I would NOT recommend setting out to do this trail as it is one that is not maintained by the parks service (just the Carrie Nation part - no the Vault mine or other trails). We made it, but wish we hadn't. Once we hit Agua Caliente, it was smooth sailing with well marked trails.

Thu Feb 07 2019

we did this trail by going up the old baldy trail and traversed across but we missed the carrie nation trail connector and ended up coming down the vault mine trail, the vault mine trail is very steep even coming down so take note but the rest of the trail was very nice. we did the carrie nation trail out and back on a separate trip prior, a bit steep but not to bad.

Wed Jan 09 2019

The brochure we had said this was a moderately hard trek. We’re 2 68 year olds who found it quite hard and frustrating that there were no mile markers or any info along the trail. We wanted to go to the abandoned mine. (I’m not sure we got in the right trail.) The views were gorgeous and the January weather perfect for hiking. On second look we think we took the Old Baldy turn and not Carrie Nation Trail. If so, we did well getting as far up as we went. Please mark these trails!!

Wed Feb 28 2018

Nice hike but you will never see a trail sign that says Carrie Nation trail. What's up with that? We were always wondering if we were even on the right trail.

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Wed Jun 21 2017

Beautiful trail through shaded forest. I hiked passed the old mine to connect to the agua caliente and as others have said - it is very very steep for this part. Then took the super trail back to the parking lot - beautiful hike! I did see lots of beautiful birds and bear scat but no bears.

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Thu May 18 2017

I hiked the Carrie Nation Mine trail it with another adult and a 9-year-old boy. The trail is generally easy to moderate until one gets to the mine The mine is a fine terminus to many hikers, with a stream leaving the mine shaft and pieces of old machinery around. There is a "End of the trail" marker by the mine, after the trail turns sharply left. Past the sign, the trail appears to lead into a stream bed. To go further up, we turned back to the mine site and took a side trail that leads further up slope. From here until joining with the Agua Caliente trail, the trail was steep, narrow, and occasionally splitting. We ignored all splits leading left and down and kept going up. Because of the gradient, going up this part of the trail during rain might end with a muddy skid down. After a while, we passed a camp site. Once on Agua Caliente trail towards Josephine Saddle, it is generally gently down. We returned back to the picnic area by Super Trail, a longer and more leisurely alternative with glorious views of Mt Wrightson along the way.

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Thu Feb 23 2017

This trail can be hiked in either direction. I have drawn this heading up to the Carrie Nation Mine site, across the Agua Caliente trail back to Josephine Saddle, and then down the old Baldy trail. Beyond the mine, the trail is very steep until it gets to the Agua Caliente trail. It climbs about 800' in a very short distance. This stretch is a real pull. Once on the Agua Caliente trail,, bear left and it is easy going to Josephine Saddle. At the saddle, you will head down the Old Baldy trail back to the parking lot. An alternate descent is going down the Super Trail. That will add about a mile and a half though. But it is a real easy downhill. The Old Baldy trail is steeper.

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