ElevationAscent: 927' 283 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,470' 1,363 m
Low: 3,543' 1,080 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
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“Get some cardio after birding and a great view of the wildlife refuge with a quick trail up to the top and back.”— Matt Freeman
With quick feet—and hands—dodge the numerous rocks on the trail surface, fixed and loose, and the brush that constantly pokes, grabs, and rips at your skin and clothes. The trail gently ascends a ridge, passing through a barbed wire fence, climbing over a saddle, and eventually wrapping around to the back side of the mountain to make the final steep ascent to the summit for a great 360-degree view of the area.
After you are done taking in the views, simply run back down the mountain, unpack the field glasses before entering into the riparian stream, and get a few more views of the birds as you make your way back to the trailhead on the Arivaca Creek Trail.
Dec 31, 1969: "Dragonflying" is Taking Off
Dec 31, 1969: Youth in the Great Outdoors
Apr 8, 2013: Busy Time on Refuge Web Cams