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Palisade Trail #99

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.7 (3)

A trail from the fresh pine air to the desert canyons.


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Map Key

6.5

Miles

10.5

KM

Point to Point

7,823' 2,385 m

High

4,118' 1,255 m

Low

131' 40 m

Up

3,825' 1,166 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Spring · Views · Waterfall

Description

The upper trailhead is the Palisade TH located just off of Mt. Lemmon Highway and the lower trailhead is a junction with East Fork Trail (#24A) which has no car access so if you are accessing the trail from this end, it will have to be combined with another trail and a shuttle or taken as an out-and-back.

When hiking from north to south, Pine Canyon is to the east and Palisade Canyon is to the west while on the trail. The trail starts in pines and then heads up through the scenic canyons, losing elevation as you go.

For more information, visit the USFS >a href="https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=25682">website.

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Chad Dailey

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  2.7 from 3 votes

#18

in Mt. Lemmon

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#18

in Mt. Lemmon

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in Arizona

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Photos

Mud Springs along the Palisades #99 trail
Oct 6, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ
A feral apple tree growing at Mud Springs along side the Palisades #99 trail. Hands down the best tasting apples I've ever eaten!
Oct 6, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ
Stunning views of Thimble peak with Tucson in the backdrop
Oct 6, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ
Gorgeous Crotalus cerberus (aka Black Rattlesnake) warming itself next to the trail.
Oct 6, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ
Mud Springs alongside Palisades #99 trail
Oct 6, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ
The East Fork trail junction at the terminus of Palisades #99 trail.
Oct 6, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ

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Apr 23, 2022
DD Demers
6.3mi — 3h 20m
Oct 5, 2019
Semi Feral
Trail is not well maintained in lower sections. portions overgrown or loose footing along slopes. Use caution 14mi
Apr 19, 2019
Dylan McNerney
9h 30m
Sep 15, 2015
Scott P