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Best trails in Benson

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Looking for a great trail near Benson, Arizona? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Saguaro National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like General Hitchcock Campground or San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Benson ranging from 12.1 to 16.5 miles and from 4,153 to 8,461 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Benson
Top trails (7)
#1 - Guindani Loop Trail
Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Guindani Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Benson, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#2 - Foothills Loop Trail at Kartchner Caverns Trail
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
We loved hiking in and out of the Guindani Wash just barely moving from the recent monsoon. Very muddy but really fun for those who are new to hiking. Show more
#3 - Rincon Peak Trail
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 16.5 mi • Est. 9 h 38 m
The trailhead starts on private, fenced property and is accessible from the second left dirt road. You should park you vehicle in the large open "round-about" the moment you pull in. From there, walk Show more
#4 - Turkey Creek
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 7 h 32 m
Turkey Creek is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, tShow more
#5 - Manning Camp Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 15.4 mi • Est. 9 h 17 m
Manning Camp Trail is a 15.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#6 - Ocotillo Loop Trail
Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
The Ocotillo Loop Trail was opened in Apr 2018 as an alternate segment for the Foothills Loop Trail. Ocotillo is longer than Foothills but has less elevation gain and the elevation gain is more graduShow more
#7 - Hidden Pasture
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Hidden Pasture is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used fromShow more