Milagrosa- Canyon Trail

HARD 30 reviews

Milagrosa- Canyon Trail is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.8 miles
1801 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding



19 days ago

Hot and very exposed. Only went 3 miles because dogs started to over heat. Will definitely come back early a.m. and complete the entire trail.

23 days ago

Great trail and fun hike! I have completed portions of the trail previously when hiking the Agua Caliente Loop. Today, my dog and I hiked the Arizona Trail from Molino Basin and connected to the end of the Milagrosa Trail. Fantastic views of the canyons. We went off the trail a few times to sit on the boulders along the canyon walls. Didn't see any other hikers but did get startled by a Mountain Biker. Well definitely do this trail again!

4 months ago

What an awesome trail!!! Hard and steep in various spots but some really easy areas!! Great views from every spot. I will definitely do this trail again!! 10 miles after a two week off the trails feels good. First time hiking with my new hiking friends and loved it!!

10 months ago

Great hike. So far, seems like a new hike each time. Different and challenging areas and a fantastic view!

10 months ago

Take Snyder east past soldier trail and turn north up avenida de suzeno where there's area to park. From here, walk past the gate and down horse head- the trail head is an the end of the road. I clocked 10 miles with the little extra walking for a total of 3 hrs 40 mins not counting pictures at the end. Take a left at the first fork. It was mostly dry today but the views of the canyon were nice on the way up. Plus I got to explore areas I imagine are usually running with water. The trail is mostly smooth with some rocky areas. Plenty of elevation gain. Saw a couple hikers and mountain bikers. Overall very nice!

10 months ago

Take the first left fork. The trail to the right at the first fork goes along the rock wall on the south side of the stream. We went up the canyon that way and scrambled up the falls to get to the correct trail. The trail is on the left and goes above the canyon. The trail we took was where the climbers go but it was nice as it was in the shade. Beautiful views this way.

We came back and did the trail to the end a few weeks ago. Not a hard trail but a titch over 10 miles from the parking area. There are a few climbs but nothing killer. The area at the end is pretty with a canyon where water flows after a rain and should have a waterfall with a pond in the wet season. Saw bluebirds and a red-naped sapsucker and a lot of sparrows there. The end of the trail joins up with the Arizona Trail.

11 months ago

Good hike, definitely feel the burn in your legs but nothing unbearable. The pools didn't have much water, but still a beautiful scenic hike with amazing wild flowers. The canyon had an underlying buzz from the bees on the flowers.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great hike, tough and beautiful

Sunday, January 08, 2017

One of our favorite warm weather hikes. It took us a few tries before we actually found the right trail. When you see the big rock/hill that splits the canyon, climb it and stay to the left. At the end you will find the first pool and waterfall. If you scramble up the rocks to the right of that waterfall, you will come to a deeper pool and bigger waterfall.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Took the first fork right too. following the creek on the left side.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Park infront of the gate and walk about .4 miles down to the end of horse head road to reach the trail head. We took the first fork to the right. Then found the trail following the left side of the creek. It's not clearly marked, but not too hard to find. The trail is rocky and narrow. The canyon is beautiful! Tons of wildflowers in March. At the end there is a deep pool and a waterfall. The water is cold!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Great exercise on a quiet, not well traveled peaceful trail. At the first fork I went right, then left at all the other "T's". When crossing the second big stream/ sandy bed walked West to find a beautiful little water fall. Great place to chill. Crossing the 3rd stream was a little difficult to find the trail.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bueautiful trail. The trail splits - if you stay left, you'll be above the canyon to your right. You can clearly hear and see the water flow below. Loved going down to the pools and waterfall. beautiful.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

could not find trailhead

Friday, October 21, 2011

Side off main trail shorts 3mile easy hike O/B 6 miles total NICE falls with three levels of pools. difficult if you climb to the top. Vertical climb W/O ropes. Pitons galore especially on south facing ridge. I have read reviews of the main trail Which is La Milagrosa ridge trail (forget the Aqual Caliente Trail in the title or you will get Aqua Caliente Warm Springs Which is south of this trail. Reviews at LocalTrails.Com have this as a difficult and long overnight trail. I don't know (yet)

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