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Steep hike up to the cave entrance, but totally worth it to explore the cave! Well marked switchback trail with steps. The cave is about a 30’ scramble down to get in and then easy to wander all the way to its end (600’ back). Great stalagmites and stalactites (unfortunate that people over the years have snapped off most of the smaller ones from the ceiling. Grrrrrr). Even with outside temps of 85°, it is a cool 68° in the cave year-round.

Lights: we used headlamps (and brought two flashlights for backup). Definitely needed them. The cave is pitch black - your cellphone flashlight will NOT be enough.

Nice hike with good view

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!!

4 months ago

beautiful views all the way up. the trail is well defined but also a little rugged in spots to keep is interesting. it's worth noting my Garmin tracked it at just over 6 miles round trip. my hiking partners Fitbit tracked it at 6 as well

plan for about a 30 minute drive to the trailhead (starting when you enter Coronado). it's a pretty rough drive but my Chevy Cruze made it without much resistance.

definitely recommend

Took the kids today for spring break 2018 and they loved it! The cave was awesome and any trail with lots of climbing rocks is a hit with them. The are 7 and 9. We did the whole thing in about two hours(including exploring the cave)

this is not a trail it is just an unimproved, rocky road. great for turning ankles.

I found the trail head, but the path was so overgrown I couldn't really tell if I was following a trail or just walking aimlessly into the desert...

Really cool cave...trail is short but steep at parts. Brought my four year old and six year old daughters did well. Rocks in the trail can be loose and footing slippery at times but overall not too bad.

Really short hike, but the cave is great! Definitely need to have flashlights with you.

10 months ago

Nice hike up and back. Great views all around. Only encountered 3 individuals on my way up and back. Of note is I was hot on the way up because I was protected from the wind. If you tend to sweat take a towel, extra shirt and maybe a windbreaker, after coming around to the windward side of the mountain it got pretty cool and windy.

11 months ago

Great views and had a lot of fun. Took my wife and I carrying our children in ospreys about 3.5 hours from the campground to the peak and back down. Total distance covered was just under 6 miles according to the garmin. Great time!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Beautiful and everyone had a blast, except when the rain came in as soon as we hit the peak, so it was a little soggy coming down. no LTs died.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Read: Trailhead has a 5 mile steep dirt road leading up to it, don't think you can just drive up there with your economy rental vehicle! We went during monsoon season, so we parked our dinky car at the parking lot at the bottom of the canyon to avoid unexpectedly getting stuck up at the campgrounds. It took us 2 hours to reach the trailhead with pictures. Beautiful views all throughout the hike! halfway to the trailhead is a lookout spot for a waterfall. Trail meets the moderate profile, other than the lack of oxygen, there was nothing too difficult. Be prepared to hike 16 miles if you don't have a truck/4x4 during monsoon season. Ran across about a dozen hikers on a Saturday so great if you're paranoid about an unexpected emergency. Sighted only one rattlesnake but didn't cause any problems. Theres an outhouse at the trailhead with no water point, be sure to bring enough food and water for the entire trip.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

This was an awesome hike. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. There are 2 trail heads close to the terminus of a well managed dirt road which can be negotiated in a 2WD. We camped at Reef Townsite all weekend, enduring heavy bouts of rain, and the road was just as good going down.

We started out about 11:30 AM from the Reef Townsite trailhead (Sawmill Springs Trail) and shortly encountered the main Carr Trail, about 3/4 mile in. This way in brings you by the spring, which provides ice cold water good for soaking hats and neckerchiefs. Came across a few parties going up, but saw nobody on the way down. I expected more people given the proximity to the town of Sierra Vista, but it was pretty rainy this day.

The scenery is fantastic and the landscape changes quickly. The trail is at times thin and rocky, and then opens into glades and meadows then thickets. At one point there is a beautiful aspen grove which sings in the wind. About a half mile from the peak, the clouds rolled in on us. It was amazing, even though the thunder was ominous. We were enveloped in a cool mist which soon broke into a good steady rain. We were drenched!

We made the summit in patchy rain and scattered clouds. It was about 55 degrees, and every plant was swarming with mating ladybugs. There was nobody behind us, and so we had the summit to ourselves. Very cool experience. Everyone in our group loved it, dogs included.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Went on a cool day with lots of cloud coverage and it was perfect. The views are incredible and it wasn't too hard of a hike, I'm sure on a hot day it would have been a lot harder. I'm definitely coming back soon

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.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great hike! 500 ft elevation change over a short distance. The cave is fun to explore. Remember to bring a flashlight and watch for bats.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nice hike although at 60 years old I was breathing heavily at several times. (which is good)
The Trail itself is quite Rocky with very few spots with no rocks.

The drive up to the starting spot is 30 minutes so put that in your schedule.

We did the entire hike in 3 hours.


Saturday, April 08, 2017

Awesome hike.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Great trail. Remember to pay the day use fee at the trail head.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

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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

trail running
Thursday, December 15, 2016

No marked trail heads only primitive road

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!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

nice hike good for kids

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice hike & fun trails.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Great hike with the family!

on Carr Peak Trail

Friday, August 05, 2016

Trail was a little overgrown, but still easy to follow. Great views from the top. I will definitely do this one again in the fall.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beautiful easy hike.

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