Mount Kimball Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 4,125' 1,257 m
Descent: -4,124' -1,257 m
High: 7,227' 2,203 m
Low: 3,102' 945 m
GradeAvg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 37% (21°)
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“This is a very scenic, very difficult out-and-back to the summit of Mt. Kimball.”— Jim Johannsen
If you're feeling good and ready to continue on, follow the trail as it climbs steeply over rocks and through spiky desert flora. There are several sections that require you to use one or both hands to climb over boulders in the trail. At times, the trail can be hard to follow through this section, so keep a keen eye and be sure to bring the Hiking Project mobile app with you to make sure you're on trail.
After fighting your way up the trail, you'll eventually reach a fork in the trail. Head left at the fork onto the Pima Canyon Trail #62 for a short ways before taking the short Summit Access Spur to the top.
After making it up almost 4.5 miles of trail and over 4000' of elevation gain, you deserve a break (and a snack!) so sit down, take a load off, and enjoy the view.
When you're ready to head down, simply descend the way you came.
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Land Manager: USFS - Coronado National Forest Office