Vault Mine Trail. The off-the-beaten-path hike to Josephine Lake is a good option if you are looking for solitude, good views and the chance to see some wildlife. (520) 378-0311, Tucson Interagency Fire Center EASY 2.5 mi. Once you get to the Josephine Canyon Trail you should really be primed for a great trip, and you won?t be disappointed. Old Baldy trail is steeper but shadier, Super trail has a very shallow grade in most parts but is more exposed. Other animals you might see among the grapevines and sycamores include javelina and coatimundi and, of course, the members of the diverse songbird population for which the Santa Ritas are famous. As you enter Madera Canyon, there will be several trailheads. Sabino Canyon 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. Wrightson and Josephine Peak loom larger on the horizon as you get closer to them, while Mt. Frequently there is a small water flow that can be most refreshing. Hopkins with its observatory shining in the sun dominates the view to the west. Old Baldy and Mount Wrightson Summit Trail, Josephine Saddle via Super Trail and Old Baldy, Vault Mine, Agua Caliente, Super Trail Loop, Old Baldy, Vault Mine and Agua Caliente Trail. Keep an eye out for nature?s residents here. Great views along the way and we saw plenty of deer, turkeys and birds. Set your aim for Josephine Peak in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains next to Strawberry Peak. Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. 765 E Josephine Canyon Dr is a house in Green Valley, AZ 85614. Turn right up Josephine Peak Road and follow it for another 1.6 miles. I didn’t record my descent either because I just ran down it. Tucson, AZ 85701 This hike was super fun, casual, and not meant for those with bad knees. Tucson, AZ 85706 (520) 202-2700 Mt. 7 months ago. Yarrow's Spiny Lizard : 0-14 miles away Deer are quite plentiful in the area and are usually very cooperative in remaining watchably still. It’s a wide dirt road that will take you the rest of the way to the summit of Josephine Peak. 7. Wrightson, which is surrounded by the 25,260 acre Wilderness area of the same name. Trail Signs and Markings : 0-18 miles away: McCleary Peak via Florida Canyon. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. 2646 E. Commerce Center Pl. (520) 202-2700 MODERATE 2.6 mi. Great trail with good views at the top. (520)  749-8700, Sierra Vista Ranger District Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Josephine Saddle via Josephine Canyon Trail. Josephine Peak Views (Click image to view larger size) The trail follows Josephine Creek for much of its journey, and if the creek is running you’ll be treated to waterfalls and cascades flowing through a riparian area lush with greenery. This trail not only provides a great hike or ride, but the drive to the trailhead is well worth taking in its own right. Tucson, AZ 85706 Loved this loop. The one you want is all the way at the top [as far up as you can drive]. Sara Josephine Jay completed Yellow Kahchin Hiking Trail. Keep an eye out for nature’s residents here. Josephine Saddle Madera Canyon Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Green Valley, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. I really enjoyed the open views and easy grade on the Super Trail. Sara Josephine Jay completed Brighton Bridle Trails. Perfect weather, perfect trail conditions. Steady, steep trail that is mostly gravelly rather than rocky. Mine Shaft : 0-9 miles away: Jack Mountain Loop ... Florida Canyon Trail #145. Bring 2 liters of water MINIMUM, 2.5 would be better. (520) 388-8300, Douglas Ranger District  300 W. Congress St. Cross the saddle and follow trail south down into Josephine Canyon for about 2.5 miles to the remains of … Florida Saddle via Sawmill Canyon Trail #146. When combined with Old Baldy Trail, it forms a figure eight, making it possible to put together several different loops, using other portions for ascent or descent. Josephine Peak is easy to find and close to home. Tucson, AZ 85750 (520) 749-8700. The temptation is great to do a lot of exploring along the way, but the signs that tell you not to trespass are serious. Even a coatimundi on the drive out! Trail heads up Colby Canyon from trailhead (3,480 feet). 711 14th Avenue, Suite D (928) 428-4150, Santa Catalina Ranger District It is a verdant north-facing canyon with lots of shade for a warm summer day and decorated with ferns and other foliage. The hike is heavily wooded early on. There were two structures on the mountain that played a part in the Boy Scout Tragedy. Location: Angeles National Forest.From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 10 miles to a dirt turnout by mile marker 34.55 (shortly beyond the Switzer parking area, about a mile past Clear Creek Junction). Mining Equipment : 0-9 miles away: Jack Mountain Loop . Lemmon Road Conditions Madera Canyon in the Santa Ritas is famous among birdwatchers the world over.A number of Forest roads, including the Madera Canyon … DIFFICULT 11.0 mi. 303 Old Tucson Rd. Elevation: 5558' Hikes: Colby Canyon Trail to Josephine Peak, 8.4 miles, 2150' gain and loss. Strawberry Peak with Mt. You’ll walk along this flat saddle to a junction with Josephine Peak Road (this is an old fire road). Once you get to the Josephine Canyon Trail you should really be primed for a great trip, and you won’t be disappointed. First Hike: 1-17-2015. Safford, AZ 85546 Sabino Canyon Baldy distant from Josephine Peak View of Big Tujunga Canyon from just below Josephine Peak. Supervisor's Office I don’t have a picture of the top cuz I only have a video. The trail follows Josephine Creek for much of its journey, and if the creek is running you?ll be treated to waterfalls and cascades flowing through a riparian area lush with greenery. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Sierra Vista Ranger District 4070 South Avenida Saracino Hereford, AZ 85615 (520) 378-0311. There are streams and lush greenery along the way. This heart thumping climb leads from upper Madera Canyon to the vicinity of Agua Caliente Saddle, where that trail branches off toward Josephine Saddle and a number of other trails that crisscross the upper slopes of the Santa Ritas. The Josephine Trail (Josephine Canyon Trail), Walker Basin Trail and the Crest Trail were also in existence. It is an out and back hike of about 8.3 miles with ~2,100' elevation gain/loss. We thought it was just fine. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. Turn left and follow rocky Old Baldy Trail to Josephine Saddle. Josephine Canyon. Along this hike: Cag Shot : 0-9 miles away: Jack Mountain Loop. We had perfect weather, big fluffy clouds with a couple of sprinkles just before we had the final push to the peak. Once you reach Josephine Saddle, you can choose from a number of trails that lead to the summit of Mt. 765 E Josephine Canyon Dr was built in 1998 and last sold on May 20, 2020 for $440,000. 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