wild flowers



nature trips


trail running

kid friendly

no dogs

horseback riding

Split into the separate Rincon Mountain and Tucson Mountain Districts, the dry Sonoran Desert is still home to much life in six biotic communities. Beyond the namesake Giant Saguaro cacti, there are barrel cactus, cholla cactus, and prickly pears, as well as the Lesser Long-nosed Bat, Spotted Owl, and javelinas.

3 days ago

Very flat 92% of the way with a beautiful paved-like trail that's natural. Would love to do it again and wander the different sections in this national park. Go early for the cooler weather.

Great family hike, some great saguaros!

Nice short hike

This is a great little hike with some beautiful desert views.

23 days ago

This trail is beautiful. It just gets better as you go.

Good views of saguaro cactii

off road driving
24 days ago

Desert vegetation in full bloom can be seen on this trail untouched by mankind and in full swing in spring.

Chola trail was our favorite

This is an absolutely gorgeous trail, while not overly challenging, it has great and varied scenery.
This is a really nice hike. From the start my plan was to take it all the way to the summit of Wasson, and I am glad I did. It adds up to a extra couple of hours, but it is well worth it if you are desirous of a more vigorous workout. The views from the saddle at the end of Sweetwater, and again from the top of Wasson are magnificent. There is also the satisfaction of achieving the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. I highly recommend this trek.

Small little loop showing off the various plant life commonly seen throughout the park. As far as hikes go there is nothing to do here due to the side but if you are interested in local flora I would recommend the trail which has a lot of really great informational plaques throughout the loop.

Short but enjoyable hike through saguaro country.

3 months ago

Very easy hike that takes you through Camp North and then ends at Camp Hope for an out and back experience. Usually traveled in the mornings, but great to do in the afternoons if you want to get away from civilization for a while.

Great wildlife, yellow bellied racer snakes, greater earless lizards and a desert tortoise!

3 months ago

Flat and easy walk I used to take as a teenager just to get "lost" for awhile so I could clear my thoughts. Best to go early morning to avoid the heat or near sunset for the gorgeous colors in the sky.

road biking
3 months ago

This is like your favorite amusement park ride for a road bike. I love it! Be careful of the first downhill turn (the ranger always tells you and there's a sign but in case you go early be aware). There's a gnarly climb on the back side. You'll use every gear on this amazing ride thru saguaros!

Pretty gradual incline. Great views. And lots of nature to see. Go as far as you want. Great sunset spot down to the left before finishing the trail. Last time we even saw a great Gila Monster!

6 months ago

Love this Hike!