Josephine Saddle Madera Canyon Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Josephine Saddle Madera Canyon Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Madera Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
1666 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours

2 months ago

We went up Super Trail to Josephine Saddle and back via Old Baldy. Great scenic ridge views both ways. Super is a much more gradual climb, which was essential for us given we are here from the North and acclimating to the elevation change.

2 months ago

I went up via Old baldy Trail and returned via Super Trail. For me it was more than moderate on the way up.
I think that route should be listed as Josephine saddle loop trail.

3 months ago

Hiked up super trail side and down old baldy. Nice hike with some beautiful views.

9 months ago

Super trail rt to Josephine sadle. On the way down, a bear was spotted about half a mile before we got to the out house. So much water and the gushing sound was so beautiful!. Did a little more than the trail called for and that because I kept forgetting things in the car so had to go back and forth from the old baldy trailhead where our car was parked to the trailhead 5 times. Must be age!

9 months ago

Not a hard trail at all,, was shooting for mount wrightson summit but my new hiking friends didn't make it, so we took a turn and still put in 6 miles!!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Good uphill hike. Very shaded and an amazing view at the saddle.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lots of shade with a steady uphill climb. I have done it several times and will definitely do it again.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Old Baldy up to Josephine saddle is a good steady uphill climb. The saddle area has good camping sites too if you want to backpack in. Dog friendly!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Good workout using Old BaldyTrail to Saddle, returning via Super Trail. Totally different environment from local desert mountain trails. Lots of overhead conifer cover similar to Colorado.

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