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A beautiful hike, although I would rate on the more moderate spectrum than easy, as there are a few steep rock scrambles, and loose rocks. Some forks could be better marked, look for the cairns though. Took us slightly less than 3 hours. Not much traffic for a Tuesday. We really enjoyed the flowering flora and the views along the way.
We did this hike twice on recent trip to Tucson. Valley temps were 90's so great way to escape the heat! I would hike counter-clockwise for nice trek following a stream through the woods. About mid-point You can detour on the Wilderness of Rocks trail (as out and back) for some other views. On the backside there were a few big views. The last part of the decent is rocky and a bit steep. Probably more shade once the leaves come out in spring. This is a busy location so arrive early for parking.
Note: The actual trail does not match up to the Forest Service trail shown on Garmin hiking GPS. The trail is obvious but if you are following the Garmin it will give some doubt the first time you do this trail.