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Rail X Ranch / Honeybee Canyon Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

An excellent smooth trail that is popular for Oro Valley outdoor enthusiasts.


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Map Key

13.9

Miles

22.3

KM

99%

Runnable

3,657' 1,115 m

High

3,064' 934 m

Low

684' 209 m

Up

687' 209 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This loop is simply a great fun trail in the Oro Valley area! Perfect for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. This trail overall is quite smooth and offers fairly minimal elevation gain, with the first half being gradually uphill before descending on the second half. The trail conditions are largely packed dirt with some rutted areas from rain washout. There are a few rocky sections that get a bit more technical but those are few and far between. You'll cross a number of washes but seldom will these have any water.

This trail is part of the featured run: Honeybee Canyon Loop which covers about 20.3 miles as your GPS would read when you park at the Bashas off Oracle.

Flora & Fauna

Rattlesnake have been seen here, so keep an eye out!

Contacts

Land Manager: AZ State Land Department

Shared By:

Stephen Woodall

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#226

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#7,665

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Near the highest point of this loop run, with the Tortolitas in the distance and cows on the trail ahead.
Feb 5, 2016 near Catalina, AZ
A gorgeous sunrise coming up over the Catalina Mountains.
Feb 5, 2016 near Catalina, AZ
Smooth sailing through cactus on this low lying section of the path.
Feb 5, 2016 near Catalina, AZ
One of the rockier sections of the trail so don't stare at the gorgeous views too long.
Feb 5, 2016 near Catalina, AZ
Looking southeast.  ypical terrain on Honeybee Canyon Loop after turning right at the first fork: more grass and low trees.
Feb 22, 2016 near Catalina, AZ
Looking east.
Feb 22, 2016 near Catalina, AZ

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