Florida-Madera-Florida Wrightson Double

26 miles

4,330 ft - 9,453 ft - 5,420 ft - 9,453 ft - 4,330 ft

Total gain: 10,000 ft.

Experienced runners. NOTE: This is an extremely steep run--Madera Canyon is the easy part.

Trailhead: Meet at Florida Canyon parking lot (I-19 south to Continental exit; turn left (east), take right toward Madera Canyon; at 7.3 mi, bear left on Box Canyon Rd. (dirt), then bear right on FS 62A toward Experimental Range HQ. Follow dirt road to parking lot on left, about 3.6 mi from pavement).

Route: Up Florida Canyon Trail to Florida Saddle (7,800 ft). Crest Trail (water available shortly past Florida Saddlebut 0.9 mi off trail to right huh at Armour Spring) to Baldy Saddle. Old Baldy Trail to Mt. Wrightson summit. Return to Baldy Saddle and descend Old Baldy Trail (water possible at Bellows Spring ~1 mi below saddle) to Madera Canyon Roundup parking lot. Return to Mt. Wrightson summit via Old Baldy Trail, and then to Florida Canyon parking lot via Crest Trail and Florida Canyon Trail.