7.7 miles
Distance
725 ft
Climb
-3,627 ft
Descent
09:03:31
Avg time
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Samaniego Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T4 Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #90184 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    Coronado National Forest

WARNING: This trail is extremely overgrown in most sections making 80% of the trail unrideable. Be aware that if you plan on riding this trail down from Mt Lemmon you will be pushing your bike through thorn bushes all day additionally the "trail" is extremely difficult to follow and poorly defined in many sections. The trail does not become rideable until the last 1.5 miles as you're descending onto Charouleau Gap and even then the trail is extremely washed out and far from enjoyable. If for some reason you're still considering riding (walking) this trail I would recommend bringing a machete, long tear-resistant pants, and enough water to last 10+ hours.

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More Stats for Samaniego Ridge hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,902 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,093 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,015 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,995 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,092 ft
  • Grade
    -7.1%
  • Grade max
    -76.7%
  • Grade min
    42.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,667 ft
  • Avg time
    09:03:31
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Very Dry
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      Samaniego Ridge Trail Reports

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      Oct 29, 2022 @ 10:58pm
      Oct 29, 2022
      Bighorn Fire Closure has been terminated. Trail is OPEN.
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:01am
      Jun 26, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Bighorn Fire
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 11:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      WARNING: This trail is extremely overgrown in most sections making 80% of the trail unrideable. Be aware that if you plan on riding this trail...
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