Bog Springs Loop Trail

Tucson, Arizona

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Starting from the Madera Trailhead in Madera Canyon, this loop ascends the Bog Springs Trail to Bog Springs, then traverses high on the west slopes of Mount Wrightson to reach Kent Spring. The descent follows the old Kent Spring Road and trail to rejoin the Bog Springs Trail a short distance from the trailhead. Highlights include close-up views of the steep upper slopes of Madera Canyon and scenic views of the canyon and Santa Cruz River Valley. Hike clockwise to avoid having to climb the steep Kent Spring Road.

Bog Springs Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Starting from the Madera Trailhead in Madera Canyon, this loop ascends the Bog Springs Trail to Bog Springs, then traverses high on the west slopes of Mount Wrightson to reach Kent Spring. The descent follows the old Kent Spring Road and trail to rejoin the Bog Springs Trail a short distance from the trailhead.

Highlights include close-up views of the steep upper slopes of Madera Canyon and scenic views of the canyon and Santa Cruz River Valley. Hike clockwise to avoid having to climb the steep Kent Spring Road."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 1,830 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,890 feet
Top Elevation: 6,690 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Mount Hopkins, Mount Wrightson
Driving Directions: Directions to Bog Springs Loop Trail

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