Sycamore Reservoir Trail

based on 23 tracks & routes #20 hike out of 386 in
2.3 mi
1 hrs 13 min
626 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate out and back trail in Coronado National Forest. It it approximately 2.3 miles each way to Sycamore Reservoir from the Gordon Hirabayashi campgrounds. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It is moderately steep in some places with several rocky areas, particularly on the half of the trail closest to Sycamore Reservoir. Given the distance, inclines/declines, and rocky areas, it isn't recommended for new hikers.

Getting Started

The Gordon Hirabayashi Campgrounds are fee use facilities for day or overnight; however, there is non-fee parking just off the Mt. Lemmon Highway before the fee use area.
The trailhead is at the far end of the campgrounds, a short walk from the non-fee parking area.
There are non-flush toilets at the campgrounds.

Taking Children

This is a big hike for smaller children, but I wouldn't hesitate to take a 12-14 year old who likes hiking.

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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Hiked this trail in early November and the weather was perfect! Great views along the trail, but watch your step because it is very rocky in places. I expected this was an easy hike to convince my wife we should hike more...not so much. She did it, but we were both tired at the end (round trip of course: 5.7 miles). I'm new with Gaia so I didn't know to record it. Bummer!
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    4 years, 2 months ago
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Public Tracks

gyoungling 8 years, 3 months ago
Track (3/7/16, 09:05:36)
Gordon Hirabayashi to Sycamore Reservoir and return.
streubs 3 years, 5 months ago
toemonty 4 years, 5 months ago
desertdutchman 8 years, 5 months ago
desertdutchman 8 years, 5 months ago
jkarna 10 years, 4 months ago