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Old Baldy Trail #372

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 4.6 (18)

A challenging ascent from Madera Canyon to the peak of Mt. Wrightson.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Point to Point

8,767' 2,672 m

High

5,464' 1,665 m

Low

3,303' 1,007 m

Up

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Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a popular day hike and a less common run, but it is a great trail that starts high and gets you much higher. From the parking lot until you get to the summit, the incline never really gives you a break but it is still manageable to keep the ascent under a couple hours for many visitors.

The majority of the trail is shaded until you reach the saddle where it becomes exposed where you are delighted with views the rest of the way. Water may be present along the trail trickling from rocks at a couple of springs, but this is highly dependent on recent weather and it is recommended to carry your own water. This route is best enjoyed after snowmelt in spring into early winter.

Caution should be taken during monsoon season to avoid the summit during lightening storms.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers galore adorn this trail, especially in the spring and early summer!

Contacts

Shared By:

Chad Dailey

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 18 votes

#248

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#18

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Photos

Saddle on Mt. Wrightson.
Oct 1, 2016 near Arivaca…, AZ
Top of Super Trail on Mt. Wrightson.
Oct 1, 2016 near Arivaca…, AZ
At the trailhead
Sep 28, 2018 near Arivaca…, AZ

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Jul 28, 2020
MtnDanAz
2hr to summit
Jun 27, 2020
MtnDanAz
May 15, 2020
Angel Davis
Mar 20, 2020
Eric Jackson
small patches of snow, but melting fast; no issues on trail 3.2mi — 1h 08m
Feb 18, 2020
Bruce Hope
From Josephine Saddle to the TH to make a loop with #134.
Oct 11, 2019
Justin Beaver
Old Baldy to Mt Wrightson summit 10mi — 5h 45m
Jun 2, 2019
DD Demers
May 27, 2019
Caleb Bruner
3mi — 4h 00m