Carrie Nation Loop

HARD 7 reviews

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

4.7 miles
1,919 feet

dogs on leash







13 days ago

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!!

10 months ago

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.

Wednesday, June 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, February 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.

recorded Carrie Nation Loop

1 month ago

Sunday, February 28, 2016