Manning Camp Trail

Saguaro National Park (East) - Rincon Mountain District, Arizona

Elevation Gain4,900ft
Trailhead Elevation3,380ft
Elevation Min/Max3367/7531ft
Elevation Start/End3380/3380ft

Manning Camp Trail

Manning Camp Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Saguaro National Park (East) - Rincon Mountain District. It is 7.9 miles long and begins at 3,380 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,900 feet. The Grass Shack Camp site and the Grass Shack Spring can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Cow Head Saddle Trail, Douglas Spring, Devils Bathtub Trail and Quilter Trail.

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"An extended trip from Madrona Ranger Station to Manning Camp, 8.7 miles one way. This route, known officially as the Manning Camp Trail, was once the most direct and popular way for hikers to get to the top of Mica Mountain. It follows Chimenea Canyon from the Rincon Creek basin to Manning Camp, a popular jumping-off point for the Mica Mountain complex. Citing problems with vandalism, an exclusive land development company has long since closed off public road access to the Madrona Ranger Station. The lower segment of the trail is now used chiefly for backcountry patrols, but the upper section of the trail can be combined with the Tanque Verde Ridge and Douglas Spring Trails for an extended loop trip." Read more

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Trail Information

Saguaro National Park (East) - Rincon Mountain District
Nearby City
Saguaro National Park (East) - Rincon Mountain District
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Additional Use
USGS Mica Mountain; Rincon Mountains Hiker's Map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018