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Santa Rita Mountains: Kent Springs Trail

  • Feb 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Length: 6.3 miles Out & Back
Elev gain: 1700'
Start Elev - 5060'
Kent Springs Elev - 6720'
*Rated: C - Intermediate
**No dogs please

DEPART at 10:00 from Lowes on Valencia
I will meet you at the Amphitheater parking lot.
For questions or more info call me at:[masked]

There are 14 parking spots at the trail head.
No rest rooms or water at the trail head.
The trail head is directly across from the parking area.


Madera Canyon is a fee area - $5.00 per car.
These fees for recreational use will hopefully allow the Forest Service to continue to subsidize grazing leases and timber sales at their present generous levels.

Be sure to bring adequate water and snacks.
As always - Hike at Your Own Risk
If you are new to the group please read these:

About the Tucson Hiking Meetup Group
Tucson Hiking Meetup Group - No Show Policy
Tips for Beginning Hikers - Sierra Club

Hike Rating Scale


Here is a Madera Canyon Trail Map with trails highlighted.
No rest rooms or water at the trail head.
A road map to Madera Canyon is here.

Highlights of this hike include a lovely oak/juniper forest, giant quartzite boulders, huge old Arizona Sycamores, and, of course, some great views all the way to Kit Peak.

"Kent Springs is named for a colorful Forest Service Ranger named William H. Kent, nicknamed "Whiskey Highball" Kent.
Kent set the boundaries of several Southern Arizona Forest Reserves in the 1900s.
He was forever in trouble with his superiors for wearing a red bandanna instead of his official ranger hat. He often held staff meetings ad a spring in Madera Canyon that now bears his name." Source: A History of Madera Canyon Published by the Friends of Madera Canyon.

We will take time for rest stops, lunch at the Spring and taking in the views.

No rest rooms or water at the trail head.
Be sure to bring adequate water and snacks.
As always - Hike at Your Own Risk


If you are new to the group please read these:

About the Tucson Hiking Meetup Group
Tucson Hiking Meetup Group - No Show Policy
Tips for Beginning Hikers - Sierra Club

Hike Rating Scale


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  • Bob W.

    Mike -- it was GREAT to hike with you, Betsy and the group. AWESOME Dude ! -- Bob

    February 10, 2013

  • Michelle B.

    What a spectacular hike, with a great group!! Thanks Mike for another great time.

    February 10, 2013

  • Dave T

    Another good one. Snow was a nice touch.

    February 10, 2013

  • Mike B.

    What a gorgeous hike!
    Thanks everyone for making it so much fun.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm out. Snow shoes are in CO. Have fun and be safe.

    February 9, 2013

  • Suzanna

    Sorry to miss this!

    February 9, 2013

  • Leslie

    Snow has changed my mind!!! Lol...I am az girl and can't handle that kind of cold!!!

    February 9, 2013

  • Dana Maria M.

    Forgot about another commitment tomorrow... next time :)

    February 9, 2013

  • Jeanette S.

    See you there!

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meet at Lowe's

    February 6, 2013

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