Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Wild Burro Trail (UI)

Date:Destination:Wild Burro Trail
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Marana - Tortolita Mts.
Approx hike distance in miles:7Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1076Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1500Hike 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:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:Alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/Arizona/wild-burro-trail
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.475738,-111.091022


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


Special Instructions:

This is a ‘balloon’ loop starting on the Wild Burro Trail (purple trail marks) and returning on the Alamo Springs Trail (green trail marks). The trail starts out easy and gets more rugged as you near an old, ruined stone house that was once lived in by cattle ranchers. The trail can be beautiful in the Spring. Bring plenty of water and lunch.


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. In 9 miles turn right on Tangerine Rd. In 6.5 miles turn right on Thornydale Rd. In 1 mile turn left on Moore Rd. In 1.6 miles turn right on Dove Mtn Blvd for 3 miles. At roundabout, take the first exit onto N. Secret Springs Dr. In 0.8 mile turn right into the parking lot.