Same location and date 176 West Rincon Peak Trail, Benson, Arizona, US (32.113, -110.303), Cochise County, Arizona, US on Sun Nov 15, 2020 293.83 m Down. Vegetation at the highest elevations is open ponderosa pine forests. Head north on Mescal Road which eventually becomes FR35. Very rough trail, rocky and bouldery much of the way. From this point, the Rincon Peak Trail heads south for approximately 3.3 miles and ends with stunning views at the top of Rincon Peak. Fantastic challenge- do it!! Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. Just a mention: I have a high clearance vehicle but if you don’t, you may not get through the water crossings on the road heading into the Miller Creek trailhead. This hike was an all day event but worth it! Settings on the Forest range from desert grassland to pinyon, juniper and oak woodlands. The trailhead starts on private, fenced property and is accessible from the second left dirt road. Next time, we’ll either do it as a day hike or extend our backpacking trip by one day. The round trip mileage from the Miller Creek trailhead to Rincon Peak and back is 16.2 miles. Please explain. The trip to the summit has some nice vistas, but this is not a scenic assent compared to many other southwestern trails. - 10am reached Saguaro National Park sign in box. Rincon Peak Trail is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. No joke or rest in the last 1/2 mile. NOT OKAY! • The plan was continue south along the Arizona Trail before heading back east to the Devils Bathtub Trail, ultimately bringing us over to Heartbreak Ridge. Miller Creek & Rincon Peak Trail Guide. Elevations range between 3,880 and 7,325 feet on the Forest, reaching 8,482 feet at the summit of Rincon Peak in the Park. Rincon Peak Trail is a 26.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Overall: bring lots of water and be prepared for a longer hike than AllTrails indicates. This is about an injury or accident Plenty of water due to recent rainfall but a lot of snow covered the trail near the top. One of the major summits in the Tucson area, Rincon Peak is rarely climbed due to the long and strenuous hike required to reach its summit. Madrona/Rincon Peak Trail (inaccessible - trailhead located on private land) The Arizona Trail passes through the Rincons, entering from the north by the Italian … Mica Mountain via Douglas Spring and Cow Head Saddle Trail, Hope Camp Coyote Wash and Ruiz Trail Loop, Hope Campe, Ruiz Trail, and Coyote Wash Trail, Douglas Spring to Three Tank Trail Junction, Arizona Trail: Pistol Hill Road to Three Bridges, Arizona Trail: Savilla Campground to Saguaro National Park. This medallion features imagery inspired by Saguaro National Park and its famed Rincon peak, which stands high over Sagauro National Park's eastern location. At 1.5 miles you hit Saguaro NP and from there on the trail becomes a rocky unmaintained boulder field. First day up to Happy Valley. 46.19 m Down, 3.8 mi Awesome trip this time of year. Seven water crossings with the first being the worst but easily crossed in 2 wheel drive 4-Runner. Bio: Dry site in a pine woodland on the lower flanks of Rincon Peak – peak baggers use this camp overnight. Views of Rincon Peak (pictured) begin after a brief slope, which only increase as you go up in elevation. You will see the trail marker directly in front of you. • We carried everything we needed for three days, two nights, about 5 gallons. 16.2mi 285' Up The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Beautiful views are playing games with you the whole way. - Parked at round about as described and left vehicle to start hike through pedestrian gate at 9am. A brief overview of what to expect (rough estimates on mileage): There was some snow and ice on the trail after making the turn-off. 318.88 m Down, 3.1 mi The hike described here is on the southern end of the trail, near Ant Canyon on the upper Kern River. Madrona/Rincon Peak Trail (inaccessible - trailhead located on private land) The Arizona Trail passes through the Rincons, entering from the north by the Italian Ranch trail, and southeast by the Miller Creek Trail See also. Southwest to Mount Wrightson. Second day to Rincon Peak. You should park you vehicle in the large open "round-about" the moment you pull in. For experienced hikers only.A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote Rincon Peak: Miller Peak Trail – Rincon Mountains | Visit Tucson Overall this was a great experience. The large rock cairn on the peak has been dismantled. 16.2mi Don't be fooled by what appears to be a relatively short 3.3 mile hike. Rincon Peak Trail starts at the intersection of the Rincon Creek Trail and the Heartbreak Ridge Trail. *Miles 3.5-4ish: Trail levels a bit, enters some shade, less rocky. It passes Italian Spring and begins dropping fairly steeply through an old burn area. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Red tree markings help indicate trail. Minimal shade, watch your footing. The hike up to Rincon Peak from Happy Valley is not as tough, though the last mile or so is incredibly steep. Land Manager: NPS - Saguaro National Park, 7.3 mi Miller Creek Trail is closed to horses in the Park. Once intended to be jewel of the system, it has become underused and neglected - which makes it call all the more powerfully for those looking for a true piece of Arizona wilderness. Visitors pass through several transition zones on the way to, 16.2mi The trail winds its way through the endless fields of boulders, oaks, pines and manzanita. As other reviews have stated, signage indicates that the AllTrails mileage is incorrect for this trail - closer to 16-17 miles vs 13. I parked around 8am - should've started sooner. Exit I-10 at Mescal Road (Exit 297). 11h 45m, Overnight at HVCG w/Jenna. Rincon Peak: Miller Peak Trail A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote location ending at one of the best summits in Tucson. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Elevations range between 3,880 and 7,325 feet on the Forest, reaching 8,482 feet at the summit of Rincon Peak in the Park. The trail is clearly marked and relatively well maintained. Some reviewer called it "Angry Trainer" The end is more like "really pissed off trainer". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFCcB03vM-nepESoPJ4KvA. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. The 2,280 sq. 964' Up Definitely doable, but definitely takes effort. The Rincon Peak Trail is an "in and out" trail to Rincon Peak. I would recommend it for anyone interested in a challenging hike. Crossed 11 streams in Saab on way in! At about 4200 feet, the trip begins in chaparral country with oaks and manzanita instead of cacti. — *Miles 4-5.5: Pass thru a pine forest and Happy Valley Campground, start onto Rincon Peak Trail. Standing rock towers drill up from the dense alligator juniper forest. The snow today made it very challenging near the top so yak-tracks are suggested. • South to Rincon Peak. At 4.5 miles, the Rincon Creek Trail continues straight and we turn left on the Rincon Peak Trail. From Manning Camp the trail goes through several trail junctions on the way to Mica Mountain and then it starts down the other side of the Rincon Mountains. — 1,046' Down Each unique collectible serves as a memento of a new region explored or a new trail traversed. Well kept trail, easy to tell where we were going. • 5.0 km Rincon Peak Trail, which begins at the Madrona station and ends at the Happy Valley Saddle over 7 miles away, is left floating in a nearly inaccessible wilderness. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45. The Rincon Peak Trail is an "in and out" trail to Rincon Peak. The trail is level at first as it winds its way beside Miller Creek through a shaded oak and manzanita forest towards the base of the mountain. Trails into the wilderness offer quality opportunities for solitude among the area’s secluded canyons and remote ridges. The water crossings also warrant some water resistant boots. Something else? A challenging hike made even tougher with the summer heat. The trail ends at the top, which shows an incredible view into Box Canyon, a … Pretty flat and shaded in this area. https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7017724/rincon-peak-trail Near the fork heading towards Rincon peak from the Rincon peak trailhead there is a bit of overgrown vegetation... could use some cleanup. This home was built in 1989 and last sold on for. The hike itself follows very well-defined and well-signed trails within the Eastern Unit of Saguaro National Park - you will see none of the giant cacti on that side of the mountain. — 1,047' Up Further isolating the peak is the 1.5 hour drive to the trailhead, most of which is on rutted dirt roads. NOTE: This trailhead is not directly accessible by vehicles.The nearest vehicle access is 2.8 miles west on the Hope Camp Trail at the Loma Alta Trailhead at 32.13294° N, 110.68700° W.There is limited parking with trailer parking 0.25 miles south. First mile and a half is a piece of cake. • Many fallen trees acros trail Lots of water flowing today, snow patches near the summit, prefect temps. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a relatively short 3.3 mile run. After passing through a fence you'll come to a sign for the Miller Creek Trail: Saguaro National Park 1.5 miles, Rincon Peak Trail 4.4 miles, Happy Valley Saddle Camp 4.9 miles, Rincon Peak 8.1 miles. 319.2 m Up • 351.95 m Up From here it runs north-northwest up to Pistol Hill Road, crosses this road and then the X-9 Ranch Road, and continues up through the Rincon Valley. The Coronado National Forest manages lands on the northern, eastern, and southern flanks of this mountain range. Rincon Peak from Heartbreak Ridge Trail Hike to Rincon Peak – This hike is near Happy Valley Campground, but we just didn’t have enough time (or extra potable water) to make the trip. 8mi, Create Recommended Route or 202 W Rincon Peak Trl , Benson, AZ 85602-8303 is currently not for sale. 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