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Soldier Trail #53

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Length

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers

69%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

1,585' 483 m

Ascent

-122' -37 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

4,845' 1,477 m

High

3,332' 1,016 m

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A beautifully steep trail through saguaro forests, along mesquite tree-lined drainages, and along exposed grassy ridges.

RyanJohnson

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

From the trailhead right off Catalina Highway, ascend steep straightaways and rocky switchbacks through saguaros and prickly-pears for about a mile until the terrain levels out. Continue along the floor of Soldiers Canyon through the mesquite trees and eventually across the main drainage channel to the final section along the steep grassy ridge and descent into Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area.

Flora & Fauna

Saguaros, prickly-pears, agave, mesquite trees, and grassy hillsides abound! Redtail hawks, hummingbirds, roadrunners, raccoons, ringtails, skunks, the elusive coatimundi, cottontails, kangaroo rats, various lizards and rattlesnakes.

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#7

in Tucson

#270

in Arizona

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