Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Devils Bathtub Trail

Length: 1.2 miles
Hiking Time: 0.5 hours
Highest point: 7600 feet
Lowest point: 7480 feet
Trail goes uphill

From the junction with the Manning Camp Trail the Devils Bathtub Trail contours along a slope with some minor gains and losses in elevation. Initially the trail is through pine forest, but then it changes to oak/pine forest for a while.

About 15 minutes in from the junction, the trail reaches the Devils Bathtub, which is a pool at the bottom of a waterfall just to the right of the trail. The waterfall usually does not have more than a trickle, so don't expect too much. There are other waterfalls and pools further downstream from here, so it may be worth taking the time to explore a bit.

After leaving the Devils Bathtub the trail gets back into pine forest, and continues contouring along the slope without much elevation change. About 15 minutes after the Devils Bathtub the trail comes to the Four Corners trail junction. From here you can see Rincon Peak off to the south, and Happy Valley lookout a few miles down the ridge.

As you come into the junction you are facing east. North is to your left and south is to your right. The trail heading north and south is the Heartbreak Ridge Trail, and the trail you are on becomes the East Slope Trail on the opposite side of the junction. The sign for the trail you just came in on reads as follows:

Devils Bathtub Trail
Manning Camp Trail 1.2 (west)
Fire Loop Trail 1.2 (north)
Manning Camp 1.9 (north)
Manning Camp 2.2 (west)

The sign for the East Slope Trail which heads east out of the interesection, reads as follows:

East Slope TrailDear Head Spring Trail-S 0.5 (south)
Dear Head Spring Trail-N 0.8 (east)
Spud Rock Spring Campground 0.9 (east)
Miller Creek Trail 4 (south)

Take the trail opposite the one you came in on (east). This is the East Slope Trail