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Class A hikes
(More than 16 miles or more than 3,000 feet of elevation change.)
Italian Spring Trail to Spud Rock
(Rincon Mountains)
Total Length
15.8 mi.
Elev. Chg.
4666 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
8 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Rincon Peak
(Rincon Mountains)
Total Length
16.2 mi.
Elev. Chg.
4232 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
8 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Turkey Creek to Manning Camp
(Rincon Mountains)
Total Length
15.3 mi.
Elev. Chg.
3740 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
8 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Box Camp Trail to Sabino Canyon
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
13.4 mi.
Elev. Chg.
5400 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Fall
Hiking Time
5.5 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Cathedral Rock and Hutch's Pool
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
23.1 mi.
Elev. Chg.
5352 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Fall
Hiking Time
13 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Finger Rock Canyon to Mt. Kimball
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
10 mi.
Elev. Chg.
4155 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
6.5 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Mt. Lemmon from Catalina State Park
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
13.8 mi.
Elev. Chg.
6360 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Fall
Hiking Time
7.5 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Oracle Ridge-Canada del Oro Loop
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
18.6 mi.
Elev. Chg.
4180 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
9 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Palisade Trail to Sabino Canyon Visitor's Center
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
14.9 mi.
Elev. Chg.
5250 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Fall
Hiking Time
7.5 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Window Loop (Ventana and Esperero)
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
15.5 mi.
Elev. Chg.
4450 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Fall
Hiking Time
9 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Mt. Wrightson from Gardner Canyon
(Santa Rita Mountains)
Total Length
9.4 mi.
Elev. Chg.
3383 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
5.3 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Mt. Wrightson from Madera Canyon
(Santa Rita Mountains)
Total Length
10.8 mi.
Elev. Chg.
4033 feet
Difficulty Rating
A
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
6 hours.
Dogs
Allowed

Class B hikes
(8 to 16 miles and between 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation change.)
Butterfly Trail loop
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
10.2 mi.
Elev. Chg.
2070 feet
Difficulty Rating
B
Best Seasons
Summer
Hiking Time
6.25 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Esperero Trail to Bridal Veil Falls
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
12.4 mi.
Elev. Chg.
2700 feet
Difficulty Rating
B
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
6 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Wilderness of Rocks from the summit of Mt. Lemmon
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
8.6 mi.
Elev. Chg.
1800 feet
Difficulty Rating
B
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
5 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Wilderness of Rocks, Long Loop from Marshall Gulch
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
11.9 mi.
Elev. Chg.
2100 feet
Difficulty Rating
B
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
6.5 hours.
Dogs
Allowed

Class B- hikes
(Just a little bit short of the criteria for a B hike: 8 to 16 miles and between 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation change.)
Carr Peak from Reef Townsite
(Huachuca Mountains)
Total Length
6 mi.
Elev. Chg.
2050 feet
Difficulty Rating
B-
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
4 hours.
Dogs
Allowed

Class C hikes
(3 to 8 miles and between 500 to 1,500 feet of elevation change.)
Upper Ramsey Canyon
(Huachuca Mountains)
Total Length
4.6 mi.
Elev. Chg.
560 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
3 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Aspen Loop from Marshall Gulch
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
3.7 mi.
Elev. Chg.
560 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall
Hiking Time
1.5 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Blackett's Ridge
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
6.2 mi.
Elev. Chg.
1810 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
No time avail. Dogs
Not Allowed
Green Mountain Trail
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
3.9 mi.
Elev. Chg.
1300 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Hiking Time
2.2 hours.
Dogs
Allowed
Hutch's Pool
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
8.2 mi.
Elev. Chg.
600 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
4 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Pima Canyon to the Dam
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
6.4 mi.
Elev. Chg.
850 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
2.6 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Romero Pools
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
5.6 mi.
Elev. Chg.
980 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
2.5 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Seven Falls
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
7.8 mi.
Elev. Chg.
650 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Hiking Time
3 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed
Ventana Canyon to Maiden Pools
(Santa Catalina Mountains)
Total Length
4.8 mi.
Elev. Chg.
1290 feet
Difficulty Rating
C
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
3 hours.
Dogs
Not Allowed

Class C+ hikes
(Just a little bit over the criteria for a C hike: 3 to 8 miles and between 500 to 1,500 feet of elevation change.)
Bog Spring
(Santa Rita Mountains)
Total Length
5.4 mi.
Elev. Chg.
1760 feet
Difficulty Rating
C+
Best Seasons
Spring Fall Winter
Hiking Time
3 hours.
Dogs
Allowed


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