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nice long walk...good for all ages

This trail wasn’t fun at all. There is a constant smell of mule crap and urine the whole way, basically you’re hiking on sand and in a petting zoo. I took someone’s recommendation and stopped at the tunnel and I’m really glad I did. The way back up is more difficult because of that sand but I wouldn’t say it any worse than moderate. The overwhelming stench from the mules is the biggest problem with this trail and I don’t feel like the views are worth it. It took me 87 minutes to go down to the tunnel, take a picture and then climb back up. Bottom line I would not recommend this trail.

Good trail. Well marked. Not particularly scenic. Pretty heavily used on this Saturday. We parked a vehicle at the trail head and took another to the Blue Ridge trail head just past the overlook. 4-1/2 mile easy hike, mostly downhill. The only advantage is the proximity to Lakeside.

nice quick hike.

very fun hike. great views of Tucson and beyond.

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Amazing trail and waterfall... but just posting that this trail is currently CLOSED due to fire restrictions. We were still able to purchase a permit at Sportsman's Warehouse in Phoenix, but the area IS closed and is being monitored by the White Mountain Apache Tribe (and they WERE ticketing - mostly hikers coming off the trail without permits, not so much those of us with permits as we had had difficulty finding this closure information anywhere). Below is the news page of the tribe, and a contact number to call and see if the trail is open. They said that this is the most reliable way to know when area is closed / reopened.

https://www.wmatoutdoor.org/wp_view.html?pageid=13

(928)338-4385

DO NOT TAKE THE BULL BASIN LOOP!!! pumpkin trail was an ass kicker with the elevation. The meadows and the tiny forest regrowth area were really pretty and then it gets super steep towards the top. The bull basin side of this trail that is posted on all trails is CLOSED. It is really unsafe with lots of fallen trees to climb over. We made the mistake of trying to follow the all trails map for this hike. If you do this hike you need to go up and down pumpkin trail and do not do the loop with bull the basin side.

hiking
10 hours ago

Good trail with scenic view and plenty of shade

Moderate to hard, boots recommended, and at least 3 liters of water. Started at 5:45am and reached the saddle at 6:30, just after the sun crested the range to the East. Most of my ascent was in the shade, thankfully.

Views were spectacular! Lone tree is just beyond the saddle and definitely worth the extra 20ish minute hike, although the trail was a little difficult to follow at times. Take the trail over the saddle, and as it takes it’s first hard left, go straight through to the right and up instead of taking the switchback left and downward.

Total time was about 3 hours with a good half hour rest up top, at a fairly quick pace. Absolutely one of my favorite hikes in the East Valley.

trail running
12 hours ago

Fun trail to run! Some good climbs in the beginning middle and end. Amazing to do first thing at sunrise.

hiking
13 hours ago

Great hike. A little more than I thought it would be. Great views and a great start to the morning.

Although crowded, an AMAZING VIEW. Made it there right at sunset. If you move to the right you’ll find less and less people while still great views. Take your time for there are steep inclines that could send you over the edge.

hiking
14 hours ago

Great hike, arrive early, bring water and sunscreen. Entire trail is exposed. For a good workout and sweat scramble up Bell Rock! This turns an easy hike into something a little more challenging.

hiking
16 hours ago

We loved this hike! It’s so beautiful. We started early to beat the heat.

Beautiful, hard trail. Can be very hot and steep. Take lots of water and watch for snakes.

Closed today

The trail was closed

Great early morning hike

Great hike. Not to challenging but enjoyable. Well marked trails.
Take plenty of water.

do not go to the Yarnell Prescott area without doing this hike! It is incredible, emotional, a great workout, and really explains what happened. The tribute to each of the HotShots is classy and well done! it is worth it to go the .6 down to the fatality site. there are also a ton of beautiful lizards crossing your path along the way. Go early it gets hot and there is not much shade, and take a lot of water with you. There are even benches to sit on along the way and enjoy the view. One of the best hikes I've ever been on.

on Constellation Loop

19 hours ago

nice and easy hike, safe to trail run alone as it is close to civilization. If you go to the left when you start you will enjoy a lot of shade towards the end!

Easy trail to follow and nice walk

Will push your limits if not prepared. Not a lot of time to appreciate the wonder if you’re moving at pace, but a whole different level of beauty when your spent and climbing out. Be ready and be sure but do this and you will be rewarded with a memory for life.

Loved it. It was my first hike ever. Worth the climb.

Absolutely beautiful views of the Canyon!! But we did it yesterday and it was 100f around noon and the heat made it really hard even for experienced hikers. Bring a lot of water and wet yourself (head and shirt) at the water points on the trail.

Super fun trail. We camped at the LCR the first night, then near the summit the second night. Fun if done in a loop with the 3.5 mile crossover trail from east to west baldy or vice versa. Water was fairly abundant, even near the summit along the east Baldy trail we found a flowing stream. The map on here doesn’t guide you to the summit, near the top we found that this trail map was incorrect. Easy to figure out in the end though through trail signs. Highly recommend

I shoved off, at 7:45am on a day with a forecast high of 101. I'm heat tolerant so was not concerned as I took plenty of fluids, about 3.5 liters. For hiking days like this, I freeze a Gatorade overnight so it melts during the hike and then tastes fantastic as a slush towards the end of the hike when I need it the most. I followed the north approach as I read it receives more shade than the southern approach. The first 1.9 miles is fairly steep with an average grade of 15%. Then on the First Bench a pleasant hike across a meadow prior to the final ascent. You will reach a sign post giving you the alternative to go left to the Sedona Overlook or right to the Canyon Overlook. I went right and the next mile is fairly flat and kind of boring but the final view is awesome. It took me 2:11 to reach the end (I'm on Strava so not a guess) of the 5 miles. I found a hiking pole helpful on the descent as there are some slick spots with a lot of loose pebbles. Finished the entire hike in 3:35. It was my birthday today, reaching 60. Damn it.

Did this as a day hike -- about 13 hrs. A long difficult hike but worth every minute. Unbelievable views, and the night sky is incredible. Don't forget to look up!

area where the alltrail is marked was marked closed on the path itself. I walked along the jeep route, was not great. also consider shooters in the area, also not great and kind of scary!

couldn't find where to park. help =)

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