3 miles
2,372 ft
-137 ft
2 miles
High Point

Hamburg Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Miller Peak Wilderness
    Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • Ref Number
  • AKA
    Ramsey Canyon Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Hiking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    U.S. Forest Service

Many people refer to this as the Ramsey Canyon Trail. It starts at the parking lot of the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve, which is famous around the world for its fabulous birdwatching. You’ll have to obtain a permit to cross the Preserve (available at the visitor center at the trailhead). The only parking in this canyon is at the Preserve, where spaces are extremely limited and in very high demand. Once you’ve taken care of your vehicle and have your hiking permit, you’re ready to head up-canyon. About the first mile of the trail is on Nature Conservancy property, where you’ll no doubt have a lot of birdwatchers for company. You might want to join them, at least for a while, as this canyon boasts one of the most diverse bird populations in the U. S. At the upper limit of the Preserve, some steep switchbacks take you into the Coronado National Forest and the Miller Peak Wilderness. Your reward for climbing this far is a good overlook of lower Ramsey Canyon and the San Pedro Valley. Above the switchbacks, the trail drops back down to the creek and follows it through a riparian zone as lush and as pleasant as any you will find in the Southwest. Hundreds of small waterfalls and rocky cascades tumble past gnarly sycamores and lacy-limbed firs to add to the picturesque nature of this outstanding area. The trail crosses the stream more times than you’ll want to count as you climb toward the upper elevations of the Huachucas. (This can cause problems if the water level is high.) Further along, you’ll pass the remains of old mining digs and leveled homesites that once were occupied by the cabins of the old mining settlement of Hamburg. The trail then follows Wisconsin Canyon to good views, broader horizons and a junction with the Crest Trail #103 at Bear Saddle.


Since the Ramsey Canyon Preserve is private property, a permit is required to hike across it to the Hamburg Trailhead. The Preserve is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

More Stats for Hamburg Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,235 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,822 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,822 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,058 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1,532 ft
  • Distance flat
    371 ft
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