Super Trail 134

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Distance6.8mi
Elevation Gain3,562ft
Trailhead Elevation5,416ft
Top7,091ft
Elevation Min/Max5416/7091ft
Elevation Start/End5416/5416ft

Super Trail 134

Super Trail #134 is a hiking trail in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Mount Wrightson Wilderness Area. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 5,416 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,562 feet. Mt. Wrightson Picnic Area (elevation 5,469 feet) and another picnic site are near the trailhead. There are also parkings, information maps, an information board, benches, waste baskets, and restroom. The Riley Saddle saddle, the Baldy Spring and Sprung Spring springs, and the Little Shot Mine (elevation 6,834 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Josephine Saddle and Baldy Saddle. This trail connects with the following: Josephine Canyon Trail, Old Baldy Trail #372, Crest Trail #144, Gardner Canyon Trail #143 and Super Trail/Old Baldy Trail.

Super Trail #134 Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a newer, longer, and more gradual route to ascend the 4,000 feet from the trailhead to Mount Wrightson’s summit. But what it gains in being less steep is lost in distance—it’s not an easier trail.

The lower sections have some attractive riparian areas, and pine forests provide shaded hiking up to Josephine Saddle, where the Super Trail coincides briefly with the Old Baldy Trail. Then the Super Trail almost circumnavigates the mountain as far as Baldy Saddle, where it again overlaps with Old Baldy for the last 0.9 mile to the summit, including the steepest section of this route."

"Once your dog is watered and leashed, take the Super Trail 134 southeast from the parking area. Your path initially lies under the shade of a cool oak and mixed-pine forest; however, there are large sections of this trail that are exposed.

Watch summer temperatures carefully while planning your trip, and even on the mildest days, bring more water than you think you need. Super is a “super” steep trail in places; you will gain 4000 feet in 13 miles. What you and your dog will enjoy about this longer, drier route is that it is almost entirely within the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness Area and is much less crowded than the Old Baldy Trail."

Super Trail #134 Reviews

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12/11/2006
Great running trail. The holly and wild rose can cause a few problems above 8000' if you are in shorts (I was), but overall a well-designed trail with good grade. Made it to the top in 1:58:54, descended the Old Baldy Trail (also very nice--less sun exposure). The fire damage is a pity, but part of the experience.
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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Wrightson Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger Station
Local Contacts
Mt. Hopkins and Mt. Wrightson USGS
Local Maps

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Sep 2018