East Cochie Spring Trail

Total Miles
8.2

Elevation

1,260.02 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The trail veers off of the East Edwin Road just after crossing the first wash. You turn north onto the trail. The trail weaves through some tight spots in trees and cacti. The mud holes can get big after a rain, but the bottoms are mostly sandy. The main trail is the most used, but there are several sidetracks that return to the main trail. Be careful, as there are many side trails that wander off in different directions. Eventually you get to a steep hill that is the gateway to the inner Tortolitas. This section and beyond requires a bit more ground clearance and skill. A steep step up and down leads you out to the old windmill and overlook. This is a great campsite and viewpoint.

Photos of East Cochie Spring Trail

East Cochie Spring Trail
East Cochie Spring Trail
East Cochie Spring Trail

Difficulty

Most of the trail is an easy dirt track. The rating is due to some mud holes that remain weeks after rainfall and the step up and down towards the end of the trail.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Steve Anderson
Apr 14, 2024
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This was a fun trail. There are many off-shoots to explore, so it is not just a down and back. There are also a few hills to climb. The trail dead-ended up on a hill with an old windmill. Great views from this top. Trail was in good condition. No washboarding.

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