A backpack from the Javelina Picnic Area to Manning Camp, 16.2 miles one way.
This trail offers a long, arid journey along the spine of Tanque Verde Ridge, which projects westward from the main mass of the Rincon Mountains. Views are sweeping along the entire route, and wildlife may be encountered at any time. Camping is allowed in designated sites in Juniper Basin and at Manning Camp at trail’s end. Backpackers who wish to stay overnight between these two areas can drop from Cow Head Saddle to either Douglas Spring, to the north, or Grass Shack Spring, to the south.
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 16.2