Mica Mountain

Tucson, Arizona

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A hike to the highest point of the Rincon Mountains in the Saguaro Wilderness, Saguaro National Park. This hike takes you through a wide variety of terrain from the Sonoran desert foothills to the forested summit of the Rincon Mountains. This island mountain range is the only remaining high range in southern Arizona that does not have a road to the high country. Permit: No off-trail hiking below 4,500 feet. Backcountry camping requires a permit; camping allowed only in designated wilderness campsites.
Hiking Arizona

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Hiking Arizona

by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

A hike to the highest point of the Rincon Mountains in the Saguaro Wilderness, Saguaro National Park. This hike takes you through a wide variety of terrain from the Sonoran desert foothills to the forested summit of the Rincon Mountains.

This island mountain range is the only remaining high range in southern Arizona that does not have a road to the high country. Permit: No off-trail hiking below 4,500 feet. Backcountry camping requires a permit; camping allowed only in designated wilderness campsites.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 23.8
Elevation Gain: 5,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 2,400 feet
Top Elevation: 8,400 feet
Local Contacts: Saguaro National Park
Local Maps: USGS Tanque Verde, Mica Mountain; Trails Illustrated Saguaro National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Mica Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

4/13/2006
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You won't see alot of hikers on this trail. It is classic desert and all you will hear is wind, and the occassional air traffic overhead. I tried to make it to the top as a day trip and could only make it to cowhead saddle. You have to be in good/great shape for this one. They say there is water at Manning camp, but make sure if you spend the night. I brought a gallon of water for the 16 mile round trip and ran out with 2 miles to go. If you want solitude, this is the hike for you. The key is water, water, water.



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May 2018