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Hittin’ the Trails 4 You – Old Baldy Trail

TUCSON - It has been a while since we've gone Hittin' the trails in Madera Canyon at the Old Baldy Trail!

Over 5-thousand feet in elevation, temperatures are a good 15 degrees cooler than Tucson but the Old Baldy Trail is one of the most difficult routes to the summit of Mount Wrightson.

It is the steepest but it's also the shortest and there's tons of shade. In comparison, the Super Trail will take little longer because it’s not as steep but there won’t be as much shade.  

The trail is about 10 miles round trip and you'll see plenty of birds on the way up and potentially some wildflowers too!

The views at the top are worth it but be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks and good hiking shoes. 

Another piece of advice, start early! We're expecting thunderstorms this weekend and they'll begin to develop in the early afternoon. 

Directions and a trail map can be found right here. Happy hiking! 

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Shea Sorenson

Shea Sorenson is the morning meteorologist at News 4 Tucson. Tune in for your forecast from 5 AM to 7 AM and at 12 PM Monday through Friday.

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