Yetman Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Tucson Mountain Park. It is 6.0 miles long and begins at 2,693 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,656 feet. The Camino De Oeste Trailhead parking and the G3/ David Yetman West Trailhead parking are near the trailhead.
Yetman Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The David Yetman Trail passes through varied Sonoran Desert terrain at the southern end of the Tucson Mountains in Tucson Mountain Park. It can be done as an out-and-back hike or one-way with a car shuttle. This hike can be done as an out-and-back or as a one-way hike with a car shuttle by dropping a second vehicle at Yetman Trailhead (East). Starting from the west trailhead, the David Yetman Trail heads southeast toward a pass. At the pass the Golden Gate Trail merges from the right; stay left and follow the Yetman Trail down to the flats at the base of Golden Gate Mountain. Here the Yetman Link Trail forks right; stay left on the Yetman Trail and follow it east.Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water."
--Bruce Grubbs, A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains (Falcon Guides).
"A day hike through Tucson Mountain Regional Park, 6.7 miles one way.
This trail makes a long semiloop into the heart of Tucson Mountain Park. From the Gates Pass Trailhead, the track climbs gently southeast toward the low saddle behind Golden Gate Mountain. Jagged peaks rise all around, their reddish beds of volcanic rhyolite reaching to craggy heights above older and more crumbly beds of metamorphic stone. The low country is vegetated in a rich bajada community that features saguaro and cholla cacti, ocotillo, and palo verde."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides).
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