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Sat, Aug 05


Mount Lemmon Trek

Lemmon Pools Trek

Discover the elusive "Lemmon Pools" tucked away atop Mt Lemmon!

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Lemmon Pools Trek
Lemmon Pools Trek

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Mount Lemmon Trek, Marshall Gulch Picnic Area


About the event

Let's hike to the breathtaking Lemmon Pools oasis on Saturday, August 5th from 10:00am - 7pm. This trek is led by Alex Bristol himself, a wilderness trained educator + well seasoned explorer with over explorer  2000 hours experience in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The tempo will be relaxed and full of interesting ancedotes about these mountains and helpful hiking tips.

What to expect:

A moderately difficult 4.0 mile hike (8.0 miles in total) through the breathtaking Wilderness of Rocks to our destination, Lemmon Pools. This is an extremely safe and comfortable hike, as there is significant water along Marshall Gulch Trail and at our destination. A sunset drive down Mount Lemmon is your gift for successfully completing this 8.0 mile total trek!


  1. 10am linkup at the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area
  2. 10:30 begin trek to Lemmon Pools (4 miles each way)
  3. 12:30-1pm arrive at Lemmon Pools
  4. 1pm-4pm frollick, sunbathe, explore at your leisure
  5. 4pm-6:30pm return to Picnic Area


Preview on Gaia GPS:

  1. 1.3 miles along the Marshall Gulch Trail
  2. 2.1 miles along the Wilderness of Rocks Trail
  3. .1 mile off trail to Lemmon Pools

Your gear:

Minimum packing list

  1. 3 litres of water, minimum
  2. Snacks + lunch
  3. Reliable footwear + socks
  4. Bathing suit, swimming available
  5. Protective clothing from sun
  6. Hat
  7. Personal medications, if taking

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