Maiden Pools

MODERATE 18 reviews
#12 of 32 trails in

Maiden Pools is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Catalina Foothills, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

walking

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

3 months ago

Maiden Pools is one of several destinations on the Ventana Canyon Trail. See instructions and reviews for that trail. Not sure why this section is rated moderate and the longer trail hard. I’d say the lower canyon is easy (first mile or so) but as the trail ascends it gets much steeper and more rocky - i.e. hard. The trailhead is within the Ventana Canyon Resort and the first section of the trail runs along an easement through private property. It is well travelled and the trail is obvious.

4 months ago

Great views, the mileage is off- was 5.2 miles round trip.... would like to do again after some rain...

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4 months ago

Great trail! But the Trail length and elevation gain is wrong on this app. It’s 2.4 miles one-way from trailhead to the pools. Not 1.9 miles round trip. Elevation gain is significantly different too.

4 months ago

This hike is amazing and you gotta do it at least once. We are older average hikers, which means that it actually takes more like 2 hrs and 40 minutes. Canyon ranch professional hiking guides have told me that its actually more like 3 miles to the small pools from the parking lot, and you can feel and see the distance. Especially the last hour going up the switchbacks, which reminded me a little of Blacketts Ridge. But not as intense. We drank 2 L. of water between the two of going uphill. But the temp was in the 40’s F. In Jan. and i am sure that you would need more during hotter days.

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