Looking for a great trail near Mount Lemmon, Arizona? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, 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 Butterfly Peak Natural Area or Santa Catalina Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Mount Lemmon ranging from 4.2 to 9.1 miles and from 3,346 to 9,107 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Early morning hike out from hutches. Meet only a few people on the trail. Caught shuttle at stop nine. Shuttle leaves the stop at about 1/2 pass each hour. Weather front moving in so it was cloudy.

Hutches pool hike. Caught the tram to stop 9 in Sabino canyon then hiked up to Hutches. Distance about 4.2 miles to the pools. Lots of water. Trail crossing the water at the fork of west and east Sabino was not bad, the trail crossing the Sabino creek below Hutches was some what challenging, with lots of water from snow melt. No bugs or wildlife seen. Temperature dropped fast as the sun set behind the ridge.

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16 days ago

A great trail to do in winter when it is cool. No warm-up, be ready to gain some elevation right from the start. One small stream crossing in the second half. Great views of some falls along the way.

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17 days ago

extremely challenging start. Maintains a steep incline for a while. Couldn’t make the waterfall given ice but saw it from a distance. Ended in a small camp like area with concrete area by stream good for sitting.

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1 month ago

challenging on the way up. steady incline with most views at your back. waterfalls are gorgeous. water flowing in many spots. great views on the way back. made pretty good time and would do again

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flooded
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

It rained a week ago. Lots of water crossings in spots compared to usual. Did not see anyone on the trail.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

awesome elevation gain StairMaster workout all the way to Gordon camp the water was flowing good waterfalls good pools awesome day.

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1 month ago

Great trail and beautiful views. Steep and rocky but easy to follow.

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1 month ago

Fantastic weather for this trail right now. Small amount of water running in the streams. Well marked and maintained trail. The first 0.1 mile has loose rocks and is pretty steep. Seen several people hiking without water. Not a good idea for Arizona. Please always bring water even if you don’t think you’ll need it.

Not a lot of people today. It had rained for 3 days prior so there was a lot of water. Little sketchy getting across Sabino Creek right before the pools. I actually biffed it and rode the rapids (unintentionally). Lots of grass and bushes across the trail so be prepared for scratched up shins. Gorgeous hike with lots of areas to hear the water.

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1 month ago

Hiked this yesterday. Took just over three hours with minimal breaks. (I hike often but could be in better shape for a 51 yo.) Forecasted high in Tucson for the day was 69 degrees. Perfect for this hike! Took 1.5 liters of water: with the cool weather it was just right. From the trailhead it's an immediate steep ascent through Saguaros for more than a mile. The trail then levels out, no more Saguaros now, and follows a canyon/valley for a while, maybe close to half a mile, giving a nice breather before another steady, steep ascent. No scrambling necessary, not like Mount Kimball via Finger Rock. Nice views of Tucson and, far in the south, Mt. Wrightson and (if you know where to look) Atascosa Lookout, nearly continuous.

on Sunset Trail

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2 months ago

A great walk in the forest. Just beautiful. The start of the trail is quite easy because you descend on the return you ascend so it’s adds a bit of heavy breathing, LOL. There are some parts where the trail is unclear had to pull out the GPS. Beautiful views. Completed November 3, 2019.

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rocky
2 months ago

2 months ago

is there a lot of color changing leaves to see right now?

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rocky
2 months ago

This trail was rocky and steep, and should be rated as difficult, not moderate. The only one in our party who loved this trail was my dog. Our group turned around about halfway down; the climb back up was really tough, especially at altitude. Nice views and a breeze kept us cool. We all agreed that we attempted this trail once but don’t need to do it again. If you’re looking for a challenging workout instead of a moderate weekend hike, this is the trail for you, otherwise pick a different trail. I’m giving this 3 stars because I checked it off my list and can say I’ve done it and know to avoid this in the future.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

It was beautiful today! The weather was perfect, the aspen leaves were gorgeous. Once you get to the top of the first little ridge, it is downhill, with a couple flat spots. Coming out is all uphill. A little rocky in some spots.

Most of the trail was actually a road with traffic that created dust- kind of a bummer. The last bit of the trail was an actual trail (the turnoff is easy to miss) pretty rocky on the last part. We seen mushrooms and flowers, there’s shaded spots and sunny spots. Decent hike overall. Kid-friendly.

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rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful views! It was very rocky. I would recommend shoes with good ankle support. The trail starts as a steep descent.. we took it to the lowest point (it then goes to another incline) but turned around there and came back because we were losing daylight. Steep on the way up and does take some effort to get back up. Again rocky and some overgrowth on the trail. But the views are worth it!

A little grown up due to the monsoons but a great hike! I wore shorts and high socks and don’t have too many scratches. Lots of bees but no swarming bugs

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4 months ago

One of my favorite trails. Very few people. Tons of flowers...views and it’s a good workout!

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bugs
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

I hiked this trail from Wilderness of Rock up to the Lookout as a section of my hike today. Trail is very well marked (look for staggered rocks inlaid along the path, and the occasional cairn), but getting a little overgrown in spots. I'm glad I wore long pants. Also, it may just be seasonal but there were a lot, and I mean a LOT of bees. They never perceived me as a threat because they were too busy pollinating, thankfully. Also, another vote for rating this hike as difficult. It just gets steeper the closer you get to the fire lookout. I chose to go back down the mountain via a different trail in part due to some loose rock in steeper areas. These things aside, the views make this steep hike worth it. It was also a rainbow of wildflowers today.

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