Cochise Stronghold Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
#22 of 66 trails in

Cochise Stronghold Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saint David, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1883 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

walking

forest

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18 days ago

Beautiful area, I hiked up to the divide and back.

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a good moderate hike on a well maintained trail. Lots of scenic views. There are a lot of good historical plaques at the beginning of the trail that are not to be missed if you are a history buff. There is also a short nature hike section at the beginning that will help you identify the plants and trees. Be sure to take plenty of water. It gets quit hot between late April and mid October. We went in September and it was in the mid 90’s. It is my understanding that the $5.00 fee is if you park in the campground area.

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1 month ago

Excellent moderate hike and unique views of rock formations. Historical area. In October 2017 it was bone dry so bring a lot of water.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike with nice views only a mile in

10 months ago

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Excellent trail Map is incorrect. Trail is west of Sunsites, not sahuarita. So trailhead approx 1 hr east of Tucson. We hike there a lot, year around.

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Very nice hike. Not too strenuous but definitely not flat. Rock formations are fantastic as you get into the last 1/3 of the hike (closer to the divide and the turnaround point). The trail is clearly marked. I hiked on a weekday and can't recall seeing anyone else on the trail the entire afternoon. Which is how I like it. Cochise Stronghold is a special fee area so you will still have to pay $5 to hike even if you have a National Park pass. Happy hiking and be safe!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

A beautiful early spring or late autumn hike up and over Stronghold Divide. Start on the east side, then hike up and over the pass and down to the west side. Return about a mile for a good spot for lunch. Then continue back up to the pass and back to your vehicles at the entry trailhead.