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Dripping Springs (S)

Date:Destination:Dripping Springs
Level:Short (S)Area:Catalina State Park
Approx hike distance in miles:4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:200Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.425683,-110.907976


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:EasyWater Crossings:Yes
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This scenic out-and-back hike follows the Sutherland Trail to the area of Dripping Springs. There are beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains. There are a few shallow water crossings. Bring hiking sticks, water and a snack. This trail requires an entry fee ($7/car) or a State Park Pass. Please divide the cost evenly among the carpool.


Turn right (south) on Felix Road east on Hunt Hwy. Turn left (east) on Hunt Hwy. Turn right (south) on AZ 79 and drive 45 miles to Oracle Junction. Turn right (south) on Hwy 77. The entrance to Catalina State Park is about 10 miles south on the left (east) side of the highway. Pick up a park map at the ranger station and proceed to the trailhead park lot at the end of the road. Catalina State Park is located 65 miles from the Union Center.