Old Baldy Trail to Mount Wrightson Professional Review and Guide
"This is the oldest, shortest, and steepest route to ascend the 4,000 feet from the trailhead to summit. Desert dwellers can experience pleasing pine-forest smells, scenery, and shade while taking a break from the heat.
The trail is very popular and occasionally becomes overrun with large hiking groups. With the exception of a few short, rocky sections near the summit, the trail is well maintained and makes the ascent surprisingly manageable, although the steep descent may take a toll on older knees. On a clear day, views stretch from northern Mexico to north of Tucson."