Old Baldy and Mount Wilson Summit Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Old Baldy and Mount Wilson Summit Trail is a 11.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sonoita, 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 best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4038 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Tucson: Exit Interstate 19 at the Continental Road/Madera Canyon Exit 65 and follow the Madera Canyon Road about l3.5 miles to the Roundup Picnic Area entrance. Turn left here, and drive into the trailhead parking lot.

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5 months ago

I went in early January and the trail was wonderful. It had snowed the day before which made for a beautiful trail and photo opportunities. My group saw six other people on the trail total which was nice since it is usually crowded in the summer and spring seasons. We went to the summit and spent some time at the top taking photos and stopping to eat. Overall, the trail to the summit took us seven hours. I highly recommend this peak.

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9 months ago

Lots of fun and some great views of sahuarita! it's pretty much straight uphill there and then a constant down on the way back. there is a little spring up near the top which is nice. path is pretty clearly marked too.

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10 months ago

Great day! Cool temps, started at at 6am until final half mile. Great forest trail with amazing 360 summit view. 9.25hr round trip to summit

Ran into a bear, which turned out to be a fellow hiker trimming trees along the trail and no bear at all.

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11 months ago

Punishing hike for the ill prepared. Very enjoyable to do for unobstructed views of southern Arizona. Bring plenty of water and plan on a full days hike.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Great hike. Very long and challenging. Great views. Bring plenty of food and water.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Best hike in the area. Being from PNW and Midwest it was great to get a nice hike in the woods. Good challenge definitely a great tune up for rim to rim. Lots of rocks and uneven trail, especially higher up so watch for those ankle-bonk-ers. Views are petty stunning from the top but that's just half the fun here, the trail along the way is definitely equally as cool as the summit. I hit trail at 1145a. Summitted at about 3. Hour at the top and back down by 6. Definitely definitely encourage bringing a trekking pole for this trail.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Not easy, even for an experienced hiker, but worth the effort.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Great hike to start practicing summits! Took old baldy trail up to Josephine saddle and then up to baldy saddle. From there, we took the crest trail up to the top of Mt Wrightson. Backpacking camp areas available at both saddle areas. Dog friendly!

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