Hutch's Pool Loop Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Hutch's Pool Loop Trail is a 15.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Catalina Foothills, Arizona that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
15.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Take Sabino Canyon Rd for the first 4 miles to the beginning of the trail. Follow this trail 2.5 miles to Sabino Basin and take the West Fork Trail 1.5 miles until you get to the turn-off for Hutch's Pool. On the way back take the Phoneline Trail instead of the pavement back to the parking lot.

24 days ago

Awesome hike from October to April. The best time to hike it is when Sabino Creek is flowing from the winter snow melt.

28 days ago

My son (7 years old) and I enjoyed the cayon views and minor rock scrambling. The girls in the family are strong hikers too. However, did not care for the heights amid some loose gravel parts.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this hike as a day trip, would love to spend a night at the pools next time. There is too much to do! I'd hit this hike in the Spring as the snowmelt usually fills the pools quite a bit.

backpacking
5 months ago

We did this as a 3 day backpacking trip, with 2 nights at the pools. The trail is well-marked. There is still water at the polls. We encountered 2 separate campgrounds starting about 10 min after you cross to the south side of sabino creek then a 2nd campground another 10 minutes down the trial.

camping
11 months ago

Great place to take the kids! Very beautiful.

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