Oracle Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Pinal County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 4,694 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 973 feet.
Oracle Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Plan to take plenty of water on this hike—shade is plentiful through and along the typically dry washbeds, but the path along ridgelines is largely exposed. Once your dog is leashed, you are ready for the Arizona Trail loop. Your loop through the Oracle State Park segment of the Arizona Trail follows multi-user paths that approach the foothills of the scenic Santa Catalina Mountains. The Arizona Trail is a nearly completed statewide trail system, open to all nonmotorized uses (and canines!), that spans from Mexico to Utah. This segment of the Arizona Trail is a fairly recent addition to Oracle State Park."
--Renee Guillory, Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"This short passage ambles through washes and across low ridges speckled with highdesert plants. They include yucca, prickly pear, cholla, the occasional juniper, and a variety of shrubs and grasses. The trail is clear except where it enters arroyos, but it is usually marked with rock cairns on either side. Local mountain bikers enjoy incorporating this stretch of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) into improvised loop rides."
--Matthew J. Nelson, Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail (Wilderness Press).
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