|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
|Highest Elevation:||4175 feet|
|Duration:||About 4 hours|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||East|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Tucson|
|Official Road Name:||4430, 4438, 4431,36, 371|
|Management Agency:||Coronado National Forest|
|District:||Santa Catalina Ranger District|
One of the lesser known and used trails in the Coronado National Forest, / Redington Pass - Central Plateau, Chimney Rock trail is actually a series of Forest Service Roads, FR#371, FR#36, FR#4431, FR#4431A, FR#4438, and finally FR#4430 when running from west to east.
This trail has about all the kinds of four wheeling that Southern Arizona has to offer. Vehicles will encounter high desert oak scrubland, deep washes, rocky climbs, deep V washouts, route finding challenges, woodlands, waterholes, boulder crawls, crazy gates and many points of interest along the way.
Part of it can be accomplished in a 2 wheel drive vehicle with good ground clearance, but to do the entire trail you should count on needing some rock rails, skid plates, and capable driving skills. Arizona pinstripes are guaranteed on this trail as the wash is choked with bushes that will reach out and put these little badges of honor on the side of your rig. But above all of this, the scenery of the eastern Catalina Mountain foothills and the astounding geology make this one of the classic Tucson area trails.
A large triangular intersection marks the spot of the Trailhead and connection to Belotta Ranch Rd. FR#36. Turn left (north). This section is easy (though bumpy) road that is suitable for almost any vehicle. You will travel down into the oak-covered hillsides and wash bottoms that might be a little tricky during rainy times.