Ramsey Canyon and Hamburg Trail

EASY 38 reviews
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Ramsey Canyon and Hamburg Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hereford, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

7.5 miles
2,821 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers



no dogs

12 minutes ago

I hiked out of the Ramsey reserve and then ended up breaking off at Pleasant trail (~2 miles in) and followed that all the way to the road in Carr canyon then back. It was a pretty hike with lots of shade though it didn't really have scenic vistas of the valleys since it stays in the interior of the mountains.
I had a late start (~1230) and still made it back in plenty of time before they closed the lot. I went on Thursday and did not see one person after the reserve. Overall a good afternoon hike!

5 months ago

Hiked the loop at the beginning of March and saw one hummingbird. Did see deer and had an enjoyable and relaxing hike. Very nice escape to nature!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The lower Ramsey Canyon Trail is on property managed by the Nature Conservancy and can be accessed by paying a day use fee through the visitor center. Please note the property does have hours of operations and specific days it is closed, so you should check the Nature Conservancy's page for info. The lower loop trail is an easy low gradient hike that follows a creek surrounded by nice forest including some huge sycamores. The trail that heads south upslope off of the loop is a much more strenuous series of switchbacks that climbs the steep hillside, and I would only consider the lower loop as easy.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Awesome hike.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

We went to the waterfall, just past the overlook, and back a little under 3 hours. A very doable hike. Many trail connections to longer trails. Would highly recommend.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I've been up to the parking area of Ramsey many times before to see the hummingbirds. Incredible amount of birds here. I've hiked the trail as well, and it's one of a few canyons in southern AZ that has Maple trees in it. So in the fall, it is worth a short hike to see the reds. The trail goes on to connect to many others on the mountain

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Very beautiful in December, the leaves changing where breathtaking! We went all the way to the falls which is NOT easy but moderate!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Great hike with the family!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beautiful easy hike.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Leisurely walk through the forest. Always a great place to visit.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Love it. Tons of wildlife in the spring. path is wide and we'll maintained.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Great trail! We saw deer, lizards, squirrels, and lots of beautiful birds.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I did nada. Second time the directions in All Trails took me about 5 miles away from the trailhead. Will try again tomorrow...hear it's well worth it.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Great trail, definitely worth the $3 to enter through the nature preserve. Great people who obviously care about the trail. I was really impressed by the stream / river and all the maples with changing leaves. Highly recommend this trail!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

They don't allow dogs, which is hilarious when you realize the Brown Canyon trail can take you right into this canyon along with your dog. Just do that or go when they are closed.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It was a fun hike to do with my children ( they are 5 and 4). We went all the way up past the canyon reserve (private property) and into the state park. The staff were very nice and gave my kids a bingo sheet to do while we were hiking. My kids had a blast trying to find all the plants and animals on the sheet. FYI firearms are not allowed on the private property portion.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I don't understand how 16 people have done this hike. These directions lead to a private drive with no trailhead anywhere.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Great scenic trail that follows a small creek, very nice for hot feet.

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