Wild Burro Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marana, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Little known hike that is the gateway into the Tortolita Mountains. The path is graded dirt for the first half, weaving in and out of the nearby wash. The trail gets slightly more rugged as you near an old, ruined stone house that was once lived in by cattle ranchers. After the house, you begin a steep climb. This is the only strenuous climbing on the entire trial. Once you reach the top, you descend into a sandy basin. There is a canyon overlook that allows you to see your progress up the mountain. There is a nice shaded area with a huge cottonwood tree in the middle of it, and nearby is a "Lunch Overlook." Continuing on the trail, past the tree, you will follow a well-marked, winding red dirt path, leading you to a gate, which separates the terminus of the Wild Burro Trail and the beginning of the Wild Mustang Trail.
Great trail. The loop (which connects with other trails) is 13 miles.
Took about 2 1/2 hours to hike up Alamo Springs Trail to the dam/line house and back via Wild Burro Trail. The Trail was well maintained. Had breakfast at the Ritz afterwards.
Really good trail, there are lots of options so you can make it as hard/long as you feel like. Great views of the hills near the ritz Carlton and some evenings they have flute music playing at the hotel which echoes around the trail. The trail mixes with the lower/upper javelina trails quite a bit so read the signs carefully to stick to this trail. Bring lots of water- there is nothing en route.
There were very few people when I was on the trail- just a couple and their dog (the trail seemed very dog friendly!)
It was pretty sandy ... No shade , but def want to do it again .
Previous entry pretty much covers it.