Mt Hopkins Loop

Escape the heat in the Santa Ritas!

Stats: 9 miles and 3500 feet elevation gain loop hike on steep trails, somewhat well defined routes, and off trail.

Plan:  To go on this adventure use the very steep Vault Mine Trail to Agua Caliente Saddle.  From the saddle follow the unofficial route up a ridge that to gain access to the road that leads to Mt. Hopkins.   After some time on Mt. Hopkins, walk down the road to a route that will lead to the Agua Caliente Trail. When close to Josephine's saddle, take the Carrie Nation route that leads down to the Carrie Nation Mine trail which returns to the cars.

Bring:  3 - 4 liters of water, lunch, snacks and electrolytes. (oh yeah, and money for the coke machine on Hopkins).   Part of this hike is not on an official forest service trail so no complaining if the route is steep or not immaculately maintained.

Remember, by clicking Yes or Maybe you are taking a risk and are fully responsible for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Mark

    Britton, If you're unsure, please remove yourself. There's 1 person on the wait list that can take your spot. Thanks.

    September 21, 2013

  • Britton

    I'm not sure If I can make it I hurt my hand I'm hoping it will feel better

    September 21, 2013

  • Amy

    Is it a dog friendly hike?  I don't know the area well enough so I was just going to leave him home, but if terrain and temps are good, I'd love to bring him! :-)

    September 20, 2013

    • Mark

      We are starting at 5400' and going to 7000', lots of canopy, and , most likely clouds too

      September 20, 2013

    • Joel

      Mt Hopkins is actually 8550'. The beginning of the hike up the Vault mine trail will be warm. After that it's pretty decent shade. I'm not a dog owner, so all I know is that it is definitely Joseph friendly ;)

      September 20, 2013

  • Mark

    Joseph is going, will Tugger be going too?

    September 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    I know this is a shabby question, but are you envisioning an all-day hike?

    September 18, 2013

    • Joel

      Nope. Hoping to be done by 1 or 2

      September 18, 2013

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