Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Sutherland-Baby Jesus Trails (UI)

Date:Destination:Sutherland-Baby Jesus Trails
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Catalina State Park
Approx hike distance in miles:9Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1300Hike 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:ModerateWater Crossings:Yes
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out-and-back hike beginning in Catalina State Park following the Sutherland Trail with turn-offs on an old jeep trail to a trail that leads to a rock formation resembling a Madonna and Child. There are a few shallow water crossings so bring your hiking sticks. Bring water, snack and lunch. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or AZ State Park pass.


Drive east on Merrill Ranch Pkwy, turn right on Felix Rd. Turn left on Hunt Hwy. Turn right on Highway 79 and drive 45 miles to Oracle Junction. Turn right on Highway 77. The entrance to Catalina State Park is about 10 miles south on the left side of Highway 77. Pick up a park map at the ranger station and proceed to the trailhead parking lot. Catalina State Park is located 65 miles from the Union Center.