Arizona Map. Take plenty of water and food. Great trail! Just enough other hikers to enjoy a conversation at the summit. Up high, you get incredible views as you "circumnavigate" all of Mt Wrightson! Beautiful view from the top. Wrightson Picnic Area. The Crest Trail’s platform is blown out of bedrock on the north side of the volcanic summit block. Wrightson by way of Madera Canyon Trails. The trails form a figure eight making it possible to put together a number of different loops using different portions of each. The first time we summited McCleary Peak which involved bushwacking through prickly undergrowth, but I got cut up and it wasn't worth it since the views from Shovel Saddle are just as good. The other main trail to Mount Wrightson was the Gardner Canyon Trail that started in Gardner Canyon and intersected the Baldy Trail … It was beautiful up there! On the Super trail down from the Mt Wrightson crossing, shorts are not what you want to wear, lots of scrubs of the prickly kind. Don't let the short distance fool you, be prepared....bring lots of H20, protein foods to include raw honey, bagels, nuts, etc...and of course pack enough for at least an overnight in case of emergency. Its a bit longer by about a mile but starts the hike with a gentler phase. For those who want to get there faster and have a more challenging hike, follow the Old Baldy Trail, a ten-mile hike through the forest with switchbacks weaving you up to the top. Mount Wrightson and Mount Hopkins were named in their honor. These trails meet near Josephine Saddle to create a figure 8 on the mountain and can be combined to make a more interesting loop hike. Didn't trust or footing. This trail leads to the 9,453-foot summit of Mt. To the left is the Bog Spring loop. More Mount Wrightson Loop Trail is a 13.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Green Valley, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. It is less wooded down low and is generally hotter. 0.5 mile up the trail is another trail intersection, stay to the left. Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast. It's 2.2 miles from the Old Baldy trailhead to Josephine Saddle. It may be overgrown closer to the top at certain times of the year, but even then it is a more enjoyable way to go up or down to the summit. Details . This is a difficult one way trail to Mount Wrightson in Coronado National Forest. Trail lies in the Mt.Wrightson Wilderness Area. A shout out to the trio I had lunch with on the summit from the Southern Arizona Hiking Club...good input on other area peaks and thank you for your trail maintenance work. Definitely a hard one to fit in one day. The sight on the top is excellent! Baldy was renamed Wrightson for a miner killed by Apaches in 1865. The Super Trail is long but has a moderate gradient. Also, Old Baldy is shadier. Super Trail is a great trail, especially if you want to mix in some running. We went up the Super Trail #134 to Josephine Saddle, diverting to the Rock along the way. If you have knee trouble, you might want to go up the shorter and steeper Old Baldy and come down the longer and more gradual Super Trail. Places To Go. I decided to see how close to the summit I could get in the snow on 12/26. It was a beautiful hike down, though, and I'll definitely come back again in a few months when it gets colder. I started out taking Old Baldy trail up to the saddle, and then took Super. You are now on the Four Springs Trail. You can make excellent loop runs with all or part of this trail. It’s big enough to stand-out on satellite imagery and made a great place to stop for a snack. The trails form a figure eight making it possible to put together a number of different loops using different portions of each. 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