About the Friday hikes:
- All hikes are open to the public and start at 9 am at the designated trailhead.
- Bring plenty of water and lunch.
- No pets. No smoking.
- Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an parent.
- Bad weather may change or cancel hike.
- Higher elevation demands good physical condition!
|June 1||Old Ski Run/Observatory||Meet at Sunset Trailhead, milepost 22.9.||3.5 mile hike thru beautiful old growth trees leading to the original Mt. Lemmon ski run, then up to the top of the run near the observatory. Elevation gain about 800’.|
|June 8||Marshall Saddle||Meet at from Sunset Trailhead, milepost 22.9||5.6 mile hike up to Marshall Saddle, crossing Sabino Creek along the way and following a small stream along Marshall Gulch. Elevation gain of 900'|
|June 15||Aspen Loop||Meet at Marshall Gulch Trailhead, milepost 25.5||4.4 mile hike along the popular Aspen Loop. Usually lots of shade and flowers along the way as well as some good climbs. Elevation gain of 900’|
|June 22||Fire Lookout & Meadow||Meet at Ski Valley Trailhead, right at milepost 24.9||6 mile hike up Aspen Draw to the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout then on to a beautiful alpine meadow. Elevation gain about 1200’ makes this quite a workout.|
|June 29||Box Spring||Meet at Box Camp Trailhead, milepost 21.9||5.4 mile hike on the Box Camp trail to the Box Spring. The return trip is all uphill. Good exercise on this one! Elevation gain of 1200'.|
|July 6||Novio Falls||Meet at Upper Butterfly Trailhead, milepost 22.8||5 mile hike down the Butterfly trail to Novio Falls, a nice spot for lunch. Steep return with an elevation gain of 1200’|
|July 13||Rocky Overlook||Meet at Box Camp Trailhead, milepost 21.9||5.1 mile hike on the Box Camp trail to a rocky overlook point below the Box Spring trail junction. Lunch will be along the creek on the return trip which is all uphill. Elevation gain of 1200’.|
|July 20||Leopold Point||Meet at Lower Butterfly Trailhead, milepost 19.8||3.9 mile hike to Leopold Point, a rocky outcrop overlooking the San Pedro Valley. Short but steep in a few spots; includes a mild rock scramble near the vista point. Views are worth it! Elevation gain is about 800'.|
|July 27||Wilderness of Rock||Meet at from Marshall Gulch Trailhead, milepost 25.5||6 mile hike into the Wilderness of Rocks area leading to Lemmon Creek. Elevation gain of 1000’ with a good climb on the way out.|
|Aug 3||Turkey Run to Radio Ridge||Meet in Summerhaven, milepost 25.0||5.2 mile hike up the paved Turkey Run Road past cabins then up the Aspen Draw Trail to the top of the ski lift. Elevation gain of 1100’ makes this great exercise.|
|Aug 10||Sunset Trail||Meet at Marshall Gulch Trailhead, milepost 25.5||3.5 mile hike along the Sunset Trail to the Soldier Camp lake and dam with return to Marshall Gulch picnic area for lunch.|
|Aug 17||Aspen Loop in reverse||Meet at Marshall Gulch Trailhead, milepost 25.5||4.4 mile hike along the beautiful Aspen Loop starting on the Aspen trail. A fairly steep climb near the beginning, with lots of shade and flowers along the way. Elevation gain of 900'.|
|Aug 24||Fire Lookout||Meet at Ski Valley trailhead, right at milepost 24.9||4.6 mile hike up Aspen Draw to the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout with lunch in a shady spot near the lookout. Elevation gain of about 1200' makes this quite a workout.|
|Aug 31||Upper Sabino Creek Overlook||Meet at Sunset Trailhead, milepost 22.9||4 mile hike crossing Sabino Creek at Marshall Gulch then climbing a short distance up the Aspen Trail to a rocky outcrop overlooking the creek below for a nice lunch spot. Elevation gain of 500’.|