David Yetman Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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David Yetman Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Fun hike to get out of the city This is a great hike that offers something pictures can't show: solitude. Named after David Yetman, Ph.D. (a research social scientist and host of "The Desert Speaks"), this hike gets you out of the city and into the southern peaks of the Tucson Mountain Range. The first section of the trail crosses a sandy creek bed many times as you make your way to the ruins of Bowen Ranch. Heading down the trail, you cross a saddle that begins a descent into a large valley. There is one notable "Y" in the trail, the cairns on the right side indicate the proper choice. Once you reach the southern-most part of the trail, you begin a climb west to another valley that sits at the base of Golden Gate Mountain. From here, stick to the wide trail and avoid small trails. The trail takes you over the saddle with Golden Gate Mountain on the left, then down to the other end of the Yetman Trail. You can have a friend pick you up to make it a 6 mile hike, or it's back the way you came.

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Lovely gentle scenery. If you're not good with route finding you may have trouble with this one.. there are so many small paths to choose from.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, but trail is not very well marked by signs. Fortunate to see several deer.

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7 months ago

Beautiful!

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