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Erik Berrier
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Hiking

Make sure you take the trail right at the first signpost indicating the agua caliente saddle. It’s a pretty rough scramble up to the saddle but smooth sailing the rest of the way.

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Bailey Crespo
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Hiking

Cave is no longer there it caved in

Matt Stutzman
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HikingRocky

Continuation from the Bog Spring Trail loop. Kent has more flow than Bog and is worth the loop. You will see Sylvester Spring about a half mile from Kent which is nice. The trail between Kent and Bog Springs is not easy. There are steep climbs and areas where you are on the edge. A rock slide indicates you are about .25 mile from Kent as you come from Bog. If you choose to take this trail to go directly to Kent, the last mile or so is very steep and slick with leaves and gravel. Have good grip on your shoes.

Brenda Jacobs
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HikingRocky

3 stars as it is not very scenic compared to others. Consistent incline and the last mile gets steep. Pretty well shaded.

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A Young
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ScrambleWashed out

Awesome trail, great views, quiet. That said, it's steep and wouldn't be terribly forgiving if you fell. It's also easy to miss the cut off and wind up on Carrie Nation, though either will take you up to Agua Caliente and from there to Josephine is easy to follow.

Crystal Collins
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Hiking

Hiked this yesterday, was a nice trail.

Marina Morandini
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Hiking

The trail is mostly in the shade, making it possible to do also in summer, however I suggest to avoid the hottest hours of the day. In the first 1/3 of the trail you hike close to a crick with water (at least there was water on the 31 May), which is nice in Arizona. In the last part of the trail in some spot the vegetation is more scarce allowing to see a beautiful view. Even if I did this trail in the weekend I met only one person during the entire time.

James Halpert
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Started from Madera Canyon not Bog Springs Trailhead. So 5.8 miles. Went clockwise up (past Bog Springs). Beautiful view and mostly shady. Went down same way based on comments about other way being steep and rocky.

Kris Knudtson
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Hiking

I also vote for counterclockwise. Way more water than I expected. Lots of shade and lots of steep.

Theresa Bourne
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Hiking

AllTrails saved the name wrong and I was t able to change the name. This is up vault to agua calente saddle. Very steep heading up vault mine. We took a side trip up to Pete’s mountain then back along the ridge to Josephine saddle then back down on old Baldy. Beautiful but exposed while climbing bring 3 liters of water and plenty of snacks!

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Willie Cross
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Hiking

Trail was in good shape. Echo the counter-clockwise for the loop section. Reminder that there’s an $8 fee for day parking in all of Madera canyon. Bring cash.

Ania Caro
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HikingBugsFeeRockyScramble

Hiked this trail clockwise , had nice views. Steep at some parts but was fun. Going down loose gravel. Used my hiking poles for more grip. Nice are by the river to grab a quick snacks. Very green and pretty flowers. Don’t forget 8 dlls fee for parking have exact amount.

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Terra Cahill
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Hiking

I reviewed this after doing the hike, but I can’t find it anywhere. I believe the distance is 5.8 miles because I didn’t make any major mistakes and that’s what my distance ended up being. Roma and I started early and loved the cool weather and the shade. We went counter-clockwise because I wanted to get the steep out of the way on the incline to save my knees and ankles coming down. Even though I saw the elevation for this trail, I underestimated how steep it would be at the top!! I had to catch my breath many times!! Roma kept pulling, she was in a hurry to go up and down! Down was rough (it always is) on my ankles and knees. I did not see Bog Spring, but I was confused by the sign. My best guess is that it was 0.1 miles in the direction of the “dead end” that someone added to the sign. We had mostly shade, only a little sun on the way down. We saw three other people/groups and they chose to go clockwise. I don’t regrew the decision to go CCW... I don’t think I could have gone down that super steep part!! Total time: 2 hr 39 min (would have been much slower without the dog)

Joe Mussino
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Hiking

Very steep and Rocky Road for 4 1/2 miles of walking. You can drive up further than we did if you have an all-terrain vehicle. the road crosses several washes and they have water running on them as of this date Apr 18, 2020. We plan on backtracking to the point that we stopped from FR 875 and Gardner Canyon Road

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Bruce H.
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HikingRocky

Second time on this trail. Hiked counterclockwise which I think is steeper. My daughter Christa and son in law Jon were also with me. All three springs had much water.

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Terra Cahill
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Hiking

Not sure how my review got here, but this is for the Vault Mine, Agua Caliente, Súper Trail loop.... no way my knees and ankles could go down the Vault Mine!!! What a great trail, although my dog was in better condition for it than I was! Vault mine was steep for the second half. We also got off the trail at some point, but looking back, there was a sign that tried to prevent that. The 2.2 mile mostly flat section was amazing after the incline and before the descent. Didn’t see a soul before getting to Josephine Saddle, but lots of people on the Super Trail. All good except for two large, brown, off-leash dogs whose human was too far back to be helpful when they met my dog (on leash). Great views, Total time for the 8.2 miles (due to going off course) was right at 4 hours. I tripped a few times when I was tired, slid a lot going down, and fell twice - the second time landing on my bottom on hard rock. Pretty sore afterwards!!

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Jane Harris
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Apr 11 2020
Hiking

We hiked approximately 3 miles in & 3 miles out. Our turnaround point was at the intersection of the OHV trail 4110. The trail was great: not too many steep inclines & not too many rolling rocks/boulders. We did encounter cattle walking the trail to the water source; however we have them a wide path. We were pleasantly surprised that the Visitors Center was open! Interesting history behind this Camp that was established in 1904.

K & R *A*
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HikingRockyScramble
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Douglas Rucker
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Hiking

I visited the cave here years ago, but it seems to have caved in since then. I didn't attempt to enter being here solo. The mouth and s just too thin for comfort. Maybe if I come back with a hiking partner... All in all its a nice little hike.

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Jill Olinger
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Great trail, but closer to 7.5 miles than 5.3. Trail in good shape. Take the left fork heading to Bog Springs if you want the steeper, narrower, more switchback portion of the trail to be going up. This is also the portion of the trail with views of the valley. Take the right fork to follow the canyon stream. Trail has a lot of rocks overall. Throughly enjoyed the trail, but would rate it closer to difficult given the rockiness and the grade. Not recommended if you have knee problems.

Melissa Vansickle
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Hiking

Jeep trail 90% of the trail

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Rachael Bernstein
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HikingRocky

Very cool seeing all the adobe structures and the visitor center was awesome.

John Emmerich
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Hiking

If doing the loop, pay attention to the junction with going right on Agua Caluante Trail otherwise you will dead end on Vault Mine Trail. Agua Caliante is very steep with plenty of switchbacks. I did it without poles and it was o.k. The views are spectacular and fall foliage was beautiful! A must-do hike.

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Coe Hutchison
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. A nice cool day and not another person on the trail. Fall leaves on the white oak were gorgeous. Went up the Kent Spring trail and down the Bog Springs trail. Last half mile of Kent Springs trail was steep and first mile of Bog Springs trail down was quite narrow. Wonderful day!

jim mabry
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HikingRocky

steep towards the top and some bush whacking to the saddle

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