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Josephine Saddle via Super Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun, covered, trail with cool views!


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

76%

Runnable

7,086' 2,160 m

High

5,439' 1,658 m

Low

1,652' 503 m

Up

1,620' 494 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Spring · Views

There is an $8 daily fee or a $10 weekly fee. It is in a national forest so they do honor the following passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Military Pass, 4th Grade, and Coronado Passes.

Overview

This is an awesome loop with great views. A steady climb followed by a quick descent on trails with lots of views.

Need to Know

There are many restrooms at the trailhead. Access to the trailhead is very easy, on a paved road all the way through.

Runner Notes

The trail is mostly hard trail, not very rocky. There are some steps built into the trail.

Description

We started on the super trail towards Josephine Saddle. The climb is not terribly steep and the trail provides some awesome views. Sprung Spring is very close to the saddle. We stopped for a rest there and ate a snack and filled up some water, some of the best tasting water ever!

The saddle was very windy. We planned to camp the night, but there were not many spots on the Super Trail and very few spots at the saddle. Luckily, we found a good spot with enough windbreak to help shield us through the night. It was a relatively cold night for the beginning of March.

The next morning it was raining, so we hid in the tent for a bit until it calmed down. After packing up we started to head back to the car and it began raining again. The fog and the clouds made for some awesome views. The descent to the trailhead down the Old Badly Trail #372 is relatively quick. Old Baldy links up with a two-track that takes you past a picnic area to the trailhead.

Overall it was a very fun trail, probably better suited to a day run than a backpack, but would definitely run this trail again in the future.

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Shared By:

Michael Gaines

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Super Trail View
Mar 31, 2020 near Arivaca…, AZ
At the trailhead
Sep 28, 2018 near Arivaca…, AZ
The peak of Mt. Wrightson as seen from the #134 Super Trail
Oct 19, 2019 near Arivaca…, AZ
Sign marking the beginning of the #134 Super Trail.
Oct 19, 2019 near Arivaca…, AZ

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