Completed it in 5:06, took 4 liters of water with two additional cans but only drank 0.75 liter, a can of soda and 200 ml of fruit juice. Lemmon. Straight down and straight back up. Lemmon has to offer, and has been officially “adopted” by the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists. This trail extends from a trailhead just below Mt. Continue to the right (East). Wilderness of Rocks Trail #44 dead ends into Mount Lemmon Trail #5 here. Pile Burning on Mt. It just gets steeper the closer you get to the fire lookout. Release Date: Dec 15, 2020 . Lemmon Ski Valley near the end of Observatory Road. Bring $5 bills. Access is available to this area via the Marshall Gulch Trail #3 in the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area through Summerhaven on top of Mt. Hang a right onto the Meadow Trail. There is a $5 fee to park. Heavy Equipment Operations During Environmental. We made a backpacking trip out of it and camped in the wilderness of the rocks area. Lemmon, passing less than two miles from the summit. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It is one of the oldest still standing, and is perched on an outcropping of rock with an amazing view. Just watch your step on the way up (and especially on the way down) since it is pretty rocky. Leaving Mt. The Mt. 0.0 miles, 9100′: Start from the Mount Lemmon Recreation Area [Waypoint mlra] on the Lemmon Trail. Other access is available via the Mt. Continue to the left onto Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail. Please be careful and bring bear spray with you and leave your dog at home if you decide to camp. Be aware, however, that during the winter the upper levels of Bugs and any trail higher in elevation (Green Mountain, Aspen Draw, Sunset, 1918, etc) will most likely be buried in snow. The Arizona Trail enters from the southeastern edge of the Catlinas, cuts northwest into the heart of the mountains, and reaches 8,440 feet on the southwestern ridge of Mt. Also, another vote for rating this hike as difficult. The only negative part of the experience was that we woke up at 3 am to be watched by 3 juvenile mountain lions!!!! The trail starts near several trail signs and runs along the power substation fence. The Mt. Good trail loop! This is an awesome trail! There are some areas with a lot of fallen and/or burned trees, but others where the trees look great. your own Pins on Pinterest Many who hike this trail leave a second vehicle at one of these other trailheads and use the Mt. Restrooms. Slash pile burning to take place on Safford Ranger District. I hiked this trail from Wilderness of Rock up to the Lookout as a section of my hike today. This is a fragmented version of the full trail. Also the trail is HORRIBLY marked. Mount Lemmon Trail #5 to Wilderness of Rock Trail and back up Mount Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail #12. The creeks were running with some water too. Since the road was close heading to the parking lot. The lower elevation trails take you through hills and jagged canyons accented by cactus, manzanita and oak, and are great for hiking from mid fall through spring time. Note: Hike statistics were recorded with Gaia GPSapp. I had 1.5miles extra run up where the trail starts. Such a fun and beautiful hike! I brought 2 liters of water and I was fine. It's difficult but rewarding. New favorite hike in the Catalinas! (If the parking is full at the Mount Lemmon Recreation Area or you want to avoid the fee at this location park instead at the Summit Trailhead [Waypoint ths].) Good views of summit crags. As others have stated, plan for 5 hours because the terrain is varied and difficult. Confusing at certain points. Mount Lemmon Lookout Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. Lemmon, near Tucson, Az. The lookouts will be on Mt. The Wilderness of Rocks and Lemmon Rock trails are narrower but still well-maintained and easy to follow. The last climb takes some serious mental toughness. The official trailhead is about 0.1 miles into the Mt. Ha! Lemmon Lookout, Wilderness of Rocks, and Mount Lemmon Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 14.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Summerhaven, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. I ate lunch at one and took a chilly dip in the creek. Release Date: Dec 10, 2020 . Plenty of shade cover (at least 50% of the hike you can find shade). This has definitely turned in to one of my favorite hikes in Gold Canyon. The Mt. Lovely people have put small cairns in places where the trail isn’t super obvious, which is nice. Also, it may just be seasonal but there were a lot, and I mean a LOT of bees. It leads to the oldest fire lookout still in use by the Forest Service. The only reason I didn’t end up getting lost is because I was using the AllTrails map. Lemmon trail and immediately look for the signed trail junction for the start of the Meadow trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking. We spotted the mountain lions on 6/4/20. Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower was erected in 1928. They watched us for awhile and then lumbered off. This trail will take you all the way back! Note: there is a fee area to park (as mentioned above and in other reviews); but there is free parking only a tenth of a mile or so down the road from the pay area. This was a cool trail with lots of great views. This has to be one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done! 0.0 miles, 9100′: Start from the Mount Lemmon Recreation Area [Waypoint mlra] on the Mount Lemmon Trail. Can be done year round because there’s a good mix of shady and exposed trail, so lots of chances to escape the desert sun. The trail starts near several trail signs and runs along the power substation fence. Established in 1982, an elaborate maze of trails wind through 5,500 acres known for a diverse bird and floral population. Our group turned around about halfway down; the climb back up was really tough, especially at altitude. Many who run this trail leave a second vehicle at one of these other trailheads and use the Mt. The only one in our party who loved this trail was my dog. However, there is parking by the ski resort before the road closure and the hike up the plowed paved closed road was still nice as it gave the snowy forest feel that I was looking for in Tucson. So, hop on the Mt. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ psjoquist 6 days, 14 hours ago . Took it counterclockwise, which makes for a brutal climb up the fire lookout trail (forgot how thin the air is at 9000' after hiking all winter in the lower elevs). Fantastic views, and will take a majority of your day! The current lookout structure was constructed according standard plans of … Both trails are accessed from the Madera Canyon trailhead. Hiking Mount Lemmon From cactus to conifers, hiking Mt Lemmon is the perfect year around past time. It's very nice when the rest of the area is over 100° and it's 75° on Mount Lemmon. Once you turn around for the return portion, it just goes straight up a cliff face. Top Mount Lemmon Hiking Trails: See reviews and photos of hiking trails in Mount Lemmon, Arizona on Tripadvisor. So beautiful. You do have to pay $5 to park! Nice hike. Barb and Tom at Lemmon Rock Lookout. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Discover (and save!) And the moderate rating should be switched to hard. Mount Wrightson can be hiked via the shorter, steeper Old Baldy Trail or longer Super Trail. TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – Bug Springs is one of the most fun trails Mt. 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. This was one of the most beautiful trails I have seen on Lemmon. The route can be done in either direction, but users have reported that counterclockwise is harder. Lemmon SkyCenter is an amazing, world-class observatory brought to you by the University of Arizona and located at the Steward Observatory’s observing site on the way up Mt. lots of good spots to camp. The loop is approximately 9 miles total following the path outlined here on Alltrails; it's around 12 miles if you take the Wilderness of Rocks trail all the way back instead of the Lemmon Rock trail. Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com. Release Date: Dec 10, 2020 At 9,456 feet, Mount Wrightson is the tallest peak in the Santa Rita Mountains and Tucson, Arizona region. It is amazing experienced! Great hike! This is a nice vista point. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. The summit offers outstanding views of southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Mount Lemmon Lookout Trail to Mount Lemmon Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Summerhaven, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. Note: As of December 2020, this trail is closed due to wildfire damage. It is the oldest tower still in use in the Forest. It starts as an old dirt road. This is an awesome trail at the top of Mt. Leaving the lookout and heading back to … The last mile going up Mt Lemmon Rock has pretty rapid elevation gain. Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail, Mount Lemmon Lookout Trail to Mount Lemmon Trail Loop, Mint Spring Trail to Sabino Canyon via Wilderness of Rocks and West Fork Trail, Mount Lemmon, Wilderness of Rocks, and Aspen Trails Loop, Mount Lemmon, Hutch's Pool, Sabino Canyon Trail, Aspen Draw, Aspen and Marshall Gulch Trail [CLOSED], Mint Spring, Marshall Gulch, Sabino Canyon Loop [CLOSED], Aspen Draw Trail via E Turkey Run Road [CLOSED]. Well worth the 30 minutes’ ride up. The Mt. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and backpacking and is best used from April until November. Mount Lemmon, with a summit elevation of 9,159 feet (2,792 m), is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains.It is located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona, United States.Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and E. O. Stratton, a local rancher, by horse and foot in 1881. Very windy, bring a long sleeve shirt. Lemmon. Have done this trail twice, once clockwise and the other counterclock wise. Again rocky and some overgrowth on the trail. Amazing views. The Mt. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Just got done with a deployment and decided to hike this loop late in the day with the dog. Down the right fork of the “Y” is the Mt. Go right on Wilderness of Rocks Trail #44. Beautiful trail with great views throughout the entire hike. Took my dog Lucy. Catalina State Park is located at the base of the western front of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Lemmon's summit and the Wilderness of Rock deep within that picturesque area of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Pass the Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail at 3.7 miles. Thought I was in good shape, and although the weather was awesome, the elevation and direct sun really took its toll. From there, it heads down the northern slope … We all agreed that we attempted this trail once but don’t need to do it again. Once you get past the observation house onto the trail, you don’t see another trail marker for almost the whole hike. I'm glad I wore long pants. It was very rocky. Enjoyed this hike, not too difficult except for the last 2,000 ft elevation climb up Mt Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail. Next time I'm thinking I'll go clockwise, meaning a longer but not-so-steep ascent on a cooler, northwest slope (the lookout trail is on a south-facing slope, in the sun all day). Washington, not far from Patagonia." Overall not hard, more like moderate. The most incredible hike I’ve ever been on. The descent back up Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail is very strenuous. Other than that, definitely get out there and do this one if you haven't yet. Lemmon Trail, and the Meadow Trail) with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet. It’s best to visit the SkyCenter at night, when you and a group of friends can use the 32-inch Schulman telescope to explore our universe. The Mount Lemmon Trail is a wide dirt road, well maintained and smooth. Bring some layers and good running shoe. “The Ravens and the Fortress, from Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail #12 ” The Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail is a dirt road which goes to the left, and leads to the lookout, which provides a good view of the Wilderness of Rocks. Just bring with you 2-3liters of H2O and your good to go. Please see the park website for more information. One of the interest points on this hike was the Lemmon Rock Lookout staffed by the Forest Service personnel. All by myself all day long. Lemmon Trail provides access to a number of other trails in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, including Sutherland #6, Lemmon Rock Lookout #12, Wilderness of Rock #44, Romero #8 and West Fork #24 trails. Nice to do it once, but will pick another trail next time. Water was running in the creeks from recent rain. Mount Lemmon Lookout Trail thru Wilderness of Rocks to Marshall Gulch (leave a car at the Marshall Gulch) Time Time Down Miles Accum Elevation Gain/loss Top of Lemmon (Trico Lot) 9100 Trail to Lemmon Rock Lookout trail MT-LEM:15 0.40 0.40 9000 -100 Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail to Wilderness of Rocks Trail LOOKTR You will have to leave your bike at the “Y” as it is Wilderness Area past this point, but it is a short walk to the lookout. Total time for me was 5 hours. Plan on that slowing your pace down quite a bit. Best time to visit is saturday for it is not crowded. Lemmon Trail #5, Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail #12 and the Romero Trail #8 from Catalina State Park north of Tucson. Able to finished 12.5 miles round trip I was able to see Lemmon Rock Lookout. Lemmon Rock Trail #12 is a 7.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. Would be amazing if there was lots of water in the streams and a few clouds! We also took a … The pine smell is great too. Kellogg in the Catalinas. The trail is completely under snow now and the road up to the trails is closed 1.5 miles down. Please see the park website for more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/recarea/?recid=25676 Rocky, good mix of sun and shade. Jun 18, 2011 - This Pin was discovered by Erin Stratton. Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail, Meadow and Mount Lemmon Trail #5 Loop [CLOSED], Mint Spring Trail to Sabino Canyon via Wilderness of Rocks and West Fork Trail, Mount Lemmon, Wilderness of Rocks, and Aspen Trails Loop, Mount Lemmon, Hutch's Pool, Sabino Canyon Trail, Marble Peak via Oracle Ridge Trail [CLOSED], Aspen Draw, Aspen and Marshall Gulch Trail [CLOSED], Mint Spring, Marshall Gulch, Sabino Canyon Loop, Aspen Draw Trail via E Turkey Run Road [CLOSED], Lemmon Lookout, Wilderness of Rocks, and Mount Lemmon Trail Loop [CLOSED], https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/recarea/?recid=25676. The route on this page has you hiking clockwise. (Tombstone Epitaph) Trail is very well marked (look for staggered rocks inlaid along the path, and the occasional cairn), but getting a little overgrown in spots. This trail was rocky and steep, and should be rated as difficult, not moderate. An interest ramble through pretty much everything tucson hiking has to offer. They came down the Lookout Trail (dropping 1,550 feet over two miles), went east on Wilderness of Rocks Trail, and planned to return on the Aspen Trail to Radio Ridge. There are also areas with lot of young trees 6-8 feet tall. this hike was great, with incredible views of mount Lemmon, Tucson, Marana, picacho peak was also viewable. Seasonal Closures on Coronado National Forest. Just as a side note the trails around Summerhaven had a planned burn so I avoided those as the smoke was strong. Note that the road leading to this trailhead closes annually during winter. This trail took me 4 hours to complete. The red-line trail visits historic Lemmon Rock Lookout. We ran into some people doing a popular six mile loop. Some tough climbs and the elevation is a butt kicker. I wouldn’t recommend doing this hike if you aren’t an experienced hiker because it can be very steep! They never perceived me as a threat because they were too busy pollinating, thankfully. So many saguaro and the Superstition Mountains are breathtaking! Experienced a pack of ice up on the way. It was also a rainbow of wildflowers today. The ending is an amazing view from a cave (minus the graffiti inside) and you can't ask for much more than that! Lemmon Trail starts out near the summit of the 9,157 foot peak for which it is named, at a parking area about a mile past Mt. When parking at the summit, head north on the road past the gate, and immediately after the first comm tower, turn left onto the service road. Lemmon and Mt. We spend our Spring and Summer days basking among the pines and wild flowers of the alpine forests, our Autumns hiking through the kaleidoscope of Aspens and Maples, and our Winters sipping hot cocoa and playing in the snow. The trail to continue is hidden behind some brush here. Limited cellular service (GPS available). Many who hike this trail leave a second vehicle at one of these other trailheads and use the Mt. Keywords AZ, Trails, Roads But the views are worth it! Bring at least 2L of water. Very pretty bike worth lots of very nice rocks. Marvel at the scenery, be cautious and respectful of the many bikers challenging themselves to pedal up and down the mountain and stop at the vistas or hike up a trail. This is not the service road which is Mount Lemmon Trail #5 (this is the way back). 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. I give it 4 stars because while the scenery was amazing, the trail itself was poorly marked in some areas! I chose to go back down the mountain via a different trail in part due to some loose rock in steeper areas. Fairly easy hike except the 2.0 miles up Mount Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail #12 was a bit difficult uphill but otherwise great weather and views. I would recommend shoes with good ankle support. This was a six-mile loop connecting three trails, (Aspen Draw, Mt. If you continue south, you will reach the Fire Lookout Station. Steep on the way up and does take some effort to get back up. Lemmon fire station lookout. A must see and must do! Lemmon Trail provides access to a number of other trails in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, including Sutherland #6, Lemmon Rock Lookout #12, Wilderness of Rock #44, Romero #8 and West Fork #24 trails. Release Date: Dec 15, 2020 . It is a very steep trail, earning its most difficult rating by dropping 2,000 feet in a short two miles. For an easier option, do the Lemmon Rock Loop by continuing onto Marshall Sadle (1.7 miles) to Aspen Trail (1.3 miles) and connect back to the Summit Trailhead by finishing out.5 miles on the Powerline Road. I was the most gassed I’ve been in a long time. It may take you 3.5-6 hours depending on experience. As with all Mt. Make sure to filter any water you get (not just iodine tablets). These things aside, the views make this steep hike worth it. Do it counterclock wise if you want to make it harder. Mt Lemmon is the cool jewel of Southern Arizona, a sky island rising 7,000 feet from the Sonoran desert below. I was able to still walk around at the top of Mt Lemmon and see the incredible views all around as well. Old Baldy in the Santa Ritas, and on Mt. Lemmon Trail #5 and turning onto the lookout trail. Went in late August and it was too hot by late morning with that intense elevation sun. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Lemmon Rock Lookout is a 2,904 m black diamond singletrack trail located near Tucson Arizona. There are some excellent campsites in the Wilderness of Rocks valley if you want to break it into a two-day backpacking trip, all (that I saw anyway) nestled under the pines and near flowing water. The Lookout Tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And of course stop in Summerhaven and support the local businesses. What an epic view from the lookout!. Nice views and a breeze kept us cool. 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