Passage #10 - Redington Pass
Location: Redington Road to Gordon Hirabayashi Campground
Length: 13.2 miles
Southern Access Point: Redington Road
- GPS Coordinates: 32.30630° N, 110.57428° W
- Access: From Tucson, head east on Tanque Verde Road, which
becomes Redington Pass Road after you leave the city. The road turns to dirt
near mile marker 3. From that point, continue to just past mile marker 12 on
Redington Pass Road. At the top of a small ridge the AZT crosses Redington Road.
There are AZT signs on both sides of the road.
Northern Access Point: Gordon Hirabayashi Campground
- GPS Coordinates: 32.33581° N, 110.71972° W
- Access: Follow Tanque Verde Road east from Tucson and turn
left (north) on the Catalina Highway. Drive about 9 miles and pass Molino Basin
Campground. Continue 1.7 miles beyond the campground and take the left (west)
turn to Gordon Hirabayashi Campground. Drive 0.3 miles to a parking area.
Follow a trail out of the south end of the parking lot for 40 yards to reach
a “T” intersection with the AZT.
Trail Route Description: From Redington Road the trail
heads northeast, then turns west and
then reaches the Bellota Ranch Road. Just beyond the road crossing is The
Lake Trailhead. From here the route follows the Bellota Trail (#15).
It crosses Caliente Creek, goes through several gates and then climbs up to
the pass above Molino Basin. From an elevation of 4,860 feet the trail
descends rapidly down to the Catalina Highway. After passing around the
Molino Basin Campground the trail climbs steadily westward until it reaches
the Gordon Hirabayashi Trailhead.
Season(s): Fall, Winter and Spring (current weather forecast)
Water: Water can be found seasonally at The Lake, West Spring Tank
and some of the drainages the trail crosses. There is water at Molino Basin
Campground except during the summer (May through September).
All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
This passage of the trail is very popular with mountain bike riders.
USGS Topographic Maps: Piety Hill and Agua Caliente Hill.
Saguaro National Park map.
Coronado National Forest map.
BLM Information Center maps.
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Current Trail Information: