Douglas Springs Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,569' 1,088 m
Descent: -907' -277 m
High: 6,127' 1,868 m
Low: 2,760' 841 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“The main trail leading into the Rincon Mountains from the end of Speedway.”— Mike Barcom
After gaining the top of the hill, the trail levels out. You'll travel about 1 mile to reach the saddle and trail junctions of Bridal Wreath and Ernie's Falls Trail. Continue going straight; though rugged and undulating, there is only modest net elevation gain over the next 3+ miles to Douglas Springs campground.
The next 2.4 miles is a steady climb of switchbacks and stream bed crossings traversing through manzanita, juniper and sycamore trees to CowHead Saddle. The various native flowers and plants like Sand and Desert Verbena, Fairy Duster, Desert Aster and New Mexico Thistle never cease to amaze. The views of the Catalina Mountains, Redington Pass and over towards the San Pedro Valley as well as the Tanque Verde and Tucson Valley are exceptional.
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