Casual Intermediate,  Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes

Sutherland Trail (CI)

Date:Destination:Sutherland Trail
Level:Casual Intermediate (CI)Area:Catalina State Park
Approx hike distance in miles:5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:700Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NoPark 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 is an out and back hike with beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains. There are a few shallow water crossings. Bring water, a snack and lunch. Bring your hiking sticks and dry socks. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or an Arizona 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.