Palisade Trail Fs99

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Distance4.9mi
Elevation Gain4,598ft
Trailhead Elevation7,656ft
Top7,656ft
Elevation Min/Max4108/7656ft
Elevation Start/End7656/7656ft

Palisade Trail Fs99

Palisade Trail Fs#99 is a hiking and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 7,656 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,598 feet. The Mud Spring can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: East Fork Trail Fs #24A.

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A backpack from Organization Ridge Road to the Sabino Basin, 6.2 miles one way. This trail starts near the Palisades Ranger Station and runs down the ridgetops to end in the East Fork of Sabino Canyon. It initially passes through pine forest, then descends through oak woodlands, and ends up in arid grasslands sprinkled with ocotillos. The path is well beaten for its entire length; Mud Spring no longer offers a reliable water source along the way. The scenery features Pine Canyon along the middle part of the route, and near its end is a rocky bluff that commands a panoramic view of the Sabino Basin."

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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Coronado National Forest
Parks
Moderate to Difficult
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USGS Mount Bigelow, Sabino Canyon; Santa Catalina Mountains Hiker's Map
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