Mount Lemmon Trail 5

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Elevation Gain2,404ft
Trailhead Elevation9,109ft
Elevation Min/Max7293/9109ft
Elevation Start/End9109/9109ft

Mount Lemmon Trail 5

Mount Lemmon Trail #5 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 9,109 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,404 feet. Near the trailhead there is a communication tower. The Quartzite Spring can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail #12, Meadow Trail, Sutherland Trail, Wilderness of Rocks Trail #44, Trail and Mt. Lemmon.

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A backpack from the top of Mount Lemmon to Romero Pass, 6.3 miles one way. This trail drops from the heights of Mount Lemmon all the way down to the divide between Romero Canyon and the west fork of Sabino Canyon. It meets the Sutherland and Wilderness of Rock Trails along the way, allowing short loop trips or extended hikes that end in Catalina State Park, below the western slope of the range. The trail’s end allows access into Romero Canyon and the Sabino Basin, offering further possibilities for backpackers."

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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Coronado National Forest
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Additional Use
USGS Mount Lemmon; Santa Catalina Mountains Hiker's Map
Local Maps

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