Explore the most popular trails near Old Columbine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


Old Columbine, Arizona Map
Friday, September 16, 2016

This hike should be rated as moderate/difficult because it is not easy. A few very short stretches of somewhat flat grades are a relief, but mostly it is a thigh-buster if you're going all the way down to Oak Flat which is 4 miles in. Lots of reliable water from the easily accessible -roaring- creek which you cross a handful of times along the way. So if you want to save some water weight in your pack, know that you can take your filter and refill in several areas. This hike takes you through very lush forest with the sound of the creek to accompany you, and a chance to see wildlife due to very light traffic. Very beautiful!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2 Ash Creeks near Wilcox. This one reviews the one in the Pineleno Mountains that descends 7000' and runs most of they year. It is somewhat bikeable but very tough, loose, steep and expect mucho downfall.
The other Ash Creek is in the Galiuro Mountains and has hundreds of maples for incredible autumn color. Aspens as you climb higher. The trail heads to the East Divide Trail and then Bassett Peak, the highest in the range.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nice hiking trail. unfortunately, the lower part of the trail is littered with downed trees and overgrowth. Dangerous along the rocky slopes.
With that said, it is very good hike with lots of great views.