Passage #10 - Redington Pass

View from the trail Location:  Italian Trap to Gordon Hirabayashi Trailhead

Length:  15.7 miles

Southern Trailhead:  Italian Trap Trailhead - FR 37
- GPS Coordinates:  32.28317° N, 110.56849° W  

Northern Trailhead:  Gordon Hirabayashi Trailhead - Catalina Hwy
- GPS Coordinates:  32.33581° N, 110.71972° W

Trail Route Description:  From the Arizona Trail sign at Italian Trap the trail climbs steadily, turns to the west and then drops down to Redington Road. From here the trail heads northeast, then turns west and then reaches the Bellota Ranch Road. Just beyond the road crossing is The Lake Trailhead. From here the route follows the Bellota Trail (#15). It crosses Caliente Creek, goes through several gates and then climbs up to the pass above Molino Basin. From an elevation of 4,860 feet the trail descends rapidly down to the Catalina Highway. After passing around the Molino Basin Campground the trail climbs steadily westward until it reaches the Gordon Hirabayashi Trailhead.

Difficulty:  Moderate

Season(s):  Fall, Winter and Spring (current weather forecast)

Water:  Water can be found seasonally at The Lake, West Spring Tank and some of the drainages the trail crosses. There is water at Molino Basin Campground except during the summer (May through September).

The trail near Molino Basin Notes/Warnings:

  • All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
  • This passage of the trail is very popular with mountain bike riders.


  • USGS Topographic Maps: Piety Hill and Agua Caliente Hill.
  • Saguaro National Park map.
  • Coronado National Forest map.
  • BLM Information Center maps.

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