Best Loop Hikes Arizona
by Bruce Grubbs (The Mountaineers Books)
© Bruce Grubbs/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
We did the Old Baldy Trail in perfect weather. My wife is 5 months pregnant and found the elevation change a bit rough, but in non-pregnancy days, this would have been a moderate trail. Definitely do it clockwise from the trailhead at the parking area. We messed up and did it counter-clockwise and the ascent was pretty steep (2 hrs up, 1 hr down). The clockwise direction has a gentler incline.
This was a very nice trail, though, with great vistas. Highly recommend, and despite it being Memorial Day, it wasn't totally overrun.
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