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Florida Canyon to Baldy Saddle is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.7 mi Elevation gain 5,341 ft Route type Out & Back

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John Emmerich
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Hiking

Just completed Florida Trail to Old Baldy Saddle. Wow, what a great hike! The trail is well worn and goes through old growth pines untouched by the 2005 Florida fire. The vertical is relentless, but equally as beautiful! As of April 23, 2020 both Robson and Florida Springs were flowing so hauling additional water is not necessary. The view from Crest Trail to Old Baldy Saddle is amazing as you hike high with an eastern view of Sonoita and surrounding mountains. For dessert, complete the hike to Mt. Wrightson for over 6,000 gross vertical feet. I camped at Baldy Saddle, very windy, and descended Madera Canyon the following day.

John Pilger
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Jeffery Dunlap
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Tough hike, nearly made it to Florida saddle, but snow got deep and ran out of time. First 2 miles had a little more scree and sun than I like, but big payoff in views and pine forest later on. Easy to navigate and nicely secluded.

Gavin Lehr
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Hiking

Good moderately strenuous hike. I went about 3/4 of the way to Florida saddle. The trail is pretty hard to follow when you get into the pine Forest near Florida saddle.

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Huyen Gunsolley
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Hiking

We did Florida trail yesterday and after 4.5 miles, I had it cz it took us too long to get to where we stopped for lunch. The trail was very rocky and full of gravels for the first 3 miles. After that it was just dirt and some ice but had a lot of shades. Hard trail bz we were constantly climbing and with 3000ft elevation gain, my poor old legs started to get really tired. The trailhead says 4.7 to Florida saddle but by the time we stopped for lunch, we had already hiked 4.78 and the saddle was nowhere.

Pat Ribotto
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I have done this hike twice. Not sure I'll tackle it again, as it makes for a really long day. Florida Canyon trail is steep and long on it's own, never mind going further to Baldy Saddle. Both times I have done it, I have stopped at Baldy Saddle with Mt. Wrightson looming only 9/10 of a mile away. But I wisely turned around there both times, as that extra almost 2 miles would really wear on you. Florida Canyon trail was so thickly forested before the Florida Fire in the summer of 05' The canyon faces north and had some of the biggest trees in it I had seen anywhere on the mountain. Sad to see a lot of them burned and blown down. It is a little eerie walking thru there if there is any kind of wind blowing. Lots of burned trees are still standing and creak back and forth in the wind. You never know. Once at the top of Florida Saddle, you continue on the crest trail to Baldy Saddle. This section is almost easy compared to what you just climbed up. This trail passes by the top of the burned out saddle above the shovel area. Great views to the west from this spot. Once you get to Baldy saddle, a short rest is in order and then the long hike back to your vehicle. The last mile or two on the bottom of the Florida trail seems like it will never end. This hike too, is not for the casual hiker. This produces sore everything!!

James Relaford
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Joe Mussino
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Brian Bayze
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Brian Bayze
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Barry Bradford
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Brian Schnack
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