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The Best Backpacking in Pinal County

Looking for the best backpacking in Pinal County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Pinal County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Pinal County

  • Campground Loop B, Arizona

    Camp at Picacho Peak State Park

    3.1 mi / 800 ft gain
    Drive about 30 minutes west on I-10 from Tucson, AZ to the Picacho Peak Rd. Exit and follow the signs south to the park entrance. The campgrounds are about a half mile inside the main gate to the right.You can either make a reservation at Pichacho Peak State Park or arrive the day of and pay. Eve...
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  • Queen Creek, Arizona

    Goldmine Mountain Peak Trail

    3.47 mi / 686 ft gain
    Goldmine Mountain Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Chandler Heights, Arizona.
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  • Queen Creek, Arizona

    Hike the Dynamite and Goldmine Loop

    4.7 mi / 773 ft gain
    This trail is a moderately-rated hike. It is used for a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking, running, and walking. To access the trail, it is important to note that there is a $7 cash parking fee, so be prepared! The beginning of the trail is the most challenging part as it ...
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  • Mount Lemmon, Arizona

    Mount Lemmon to Sabino Canyon

    15.6 mi / 2083 ft gain
    Mount Lemmon to Sabino Canyon is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Hike Carney Springs to Superstition Peak 5057

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 3600 ft gain
    This is the true beast hike of the Superstitions. If you think Flatiron is a toughy, give this a whirl! You will be poked, prodded, slapped, smacked, jolted, tripped and stabbed the entire way, but rewarded with arguably the finest sights the valley of the sun has to offer: the entire Superstitio...
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Mount Kimball via Finger Rock Trail #42 and Pima Canyon Trail #62

    8.65 mi / 4242 ft gain
    Mount Kimball via Finger Rock Trail #42 and Pima Canyon Trail #62 is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Mount Lemmon, Arizona

    Mint Spring Trail to Sabino Canyon via Wilderness of Rocks and West Fork Trail

    20.14 mi / 1467 ft gain
    Mint Spring Trail to Sabino Canyon via Wilderness of Rocks and West Fork Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Summerhaven, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Backpack the Bluff Springs Loop

    4.0
    15 mi / 600 ft gain
    From the Peralta Trailhead, start hiking on Bluff Springs Trail.  This trail will wind over a few hills past incredible views, and then take you down into a wash.In the wash you will intersect with the Terrapin Trail.  Turn left onto the Terrapin Trail, and it will take you out of the wash and pa...
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs

    11.25 mi / 2018 ft gain
    Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Winkelman, Arizona

    Hike Aravaipa Canyon

    5.0
    8 mi / 200 ft gain
    Welcome to the beauty of wilderness and serenity! Within the boundaries of Aravaipa Canyon, you will not find any designated trails, campsites, or facilities. This canyon is one of Arizona’s hidden gems, and it is not mentioned in many travel books or in international travel magazines – yet. ...
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  • Rogers Trough Trailhead, Arizona

    Hike Rogers Canyon Trail

    5.0
    8 mi / 1108 ft gain
    The Superstition Wilderness is a vast rugged landscape where you can find the cultural remains of ancient Hohokam, Salado, Apache, and Yavapais tribes.  Rogers Canyon Trail takes you to one of the most impressive and best preserved archaeological sites this region has to offer.  These Salado ruin...
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  • Mount Lemmon, Arizona

    Hutch's Pool via West Fork Sabino Trail FS #24

    7.96 mi / 1270 ft gain
    Hutch's Pool via West Fork Sabino Trail FS #24 is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Hutch's Pool

    15.71 mi / 1893 ft gain
    Hutch's Pool is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Palisades Trail FS #99

    10.2 mi / 4236 ft gain
    Palisades Trail FS #99 is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Second Water To Boulder Canyon Camp

    9.12 mi / 951 ft gain
    Second Water To Boulder Canyon Camp is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona.
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Battleship Mountain

    11.43 mi / 1722 ft gain
    Battleship Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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