Passage #11 - Santa Catalina Mountains
Length: 18.5 miles
Southern Access Point: Gordon Hirabayashi Campground
Northern Trailhead: Marshall Gulch Trailhead
Trail Route Description: From the Gordon Hirabayashi Trailhead the trail heads west on a dirt road, becomes a trail then reaches the wilderness boundary. Users are reminded that FS sign standards call for minimal signs in designated Wilderness, so they should bring their own navigation aids-map, GPS, etc. Now on the Sycamore Reservoir Trail (#39), the route passes the reservoir and continues along Sycamore Canyon. It crosses the canyon and then drops down to and follows the East Fork of Sabino Canyon. The trail crosses Box Camp Canyon and then begins the long uphill along the West Fork of Sabino Canyon. It passes Hutch's Pool and the Cathedral Rock Trail (#26) and then reaches Romero Pass. From here the trail works its way northeast up to the junction with the Wilderness of Rocks Trail (#44). It follows this trail to the east and then northeast until it reaches the Marshall Gulch Trail (#3). From here the route goes east/southeast to the Marshall Gulch Trailhead on FR 10.
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season(s): All year. Snow can be present at higher elevations after winter storms and lower elevations can be quite warm in summer (current weather forecast)
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