Summary: This hike can begin at the Sabino Canyon Park by walking along the pavement, but would add an extra 7.6 miles to your trek. For this review, I've started the hike at end of the tram ride at stop 9.
The trail starts out with steep switchbacks for the first half mile. At the first signed intersection, turn left and follow the trail for an additional two miles, as it hugs Sabino Canyon. Here, the trail interesects with the East and West Fork Trails. Turn left and follow the West Fork for 1.6 miles to Hutch's Pool. There are no signs for Hutch's Pool, but after you cross the stream and get on the left side of the creek, watch for small sidetrails heading down to Hutch's Pool on the right. There are often large rock cairns along the trail, to signal the best side trail.
There is a small fee for parking and a small fee for the tram. Check their website for current rates: http://www.sabinocanyon.com/
Trailhead: From Speedway and Campbell drive east on Speedway 4.1 miles to Wilmot Rd. Turn left at Wilmot Rd. Follow Wilmot Rd as in turns into Tanque Verde Rd to Sabino Canyon Rd 1.7 miles. Turn left at N Sabino Canyon Rd. After 2.1 miles stay right onto N Sabino Canyon Rd. Follow 2.7 miles to the park entrance on the right. (Lat:32.3098 Lon:-110.82433)
Trail Guides for Hutchs Pool:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Santa Catalina Ranger District (520) 749-8700
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jeff Branscum, who has posted 27 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Bob H. on 7/22/2016
I enjoyed this hike in May this year before it really heated up. Started at about 10 with a tram ride to stop 9. I would suggest hiking with someone who has already done this hike if it your first time. As mentioned, there aren't any signs saying Hutches Pool this way. The trail is in decent shape. The pool is much larger than I expected. Just a little too cold for swimming when I went. You will be thankful for the tram ride back after you are done hiking. I will definitely do this hike again. Enjoy!!
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