Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
700.00 ft (213.36 m)
Trail type
1.90 mi (3.06 km)
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The hike up Youngblood Hill is a moderately hard hike that begins in downtown Bisbee and climbs to a funky shrine and a point overlooking much of the old town.

Covering a length of 1.9 miles in total with a 685' elevation gain, the dirt trail up the hill begins up a dirt road at the end of Ok Street, but as there is extremely limited on street parking anywhere en route to the trailhead, it may be easiest to begin the hike from downtown. This will give you the chance to find a little more parking and have the opportunity to walk a half mile along Bisbee historic streets. From the top of Ok Street, a Jesus statue points the way up the dirt track, where the walk becomes steep and slick on sharp loose rock immediately.

Atop the first slope is a saddle with a cairn, where you'll want to turn left to continue up Youngblood Hill (Turning right here will lead you to the top of Chihuahua Hill with views over the mining pits.) At this point, the hike goes from steep to steeper. Not unmanageably steep, however be prepared for a couple stretches of slick loose rock as you're striding up the slope. 

Up here, views open up across the historic center of Bisbee, as you wrap around to a cluster of white painted plaster with candles, statues, and offerings. This is Bisbee Cross Shrine, a monument with flavor on par with the town it stands above. There are a few spots to sit down and take everything in. From here, return the way you came.

There is almost no shade along the hike and no amenities of any kind after leaving downtown. Parking is most abundant downtown, however on weekends it can become hard to find any open parking.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Street Parking

Open Year-round



Epic views. Unique destination.


Partially walking along narrow roads.

Trailhead Elevation

5,315.00 ft (1,620.01 m)

Highest point

5,900.00 ft (1,798.32 m)


Big vistas

Typically multi-day


Permit required




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