San Pedro River Trail is a 29.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Vista, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Be aware that much of this trail as shown here does not exist. Also do not go to the start point shown, it is a dirt road intersection where I was not comfortable leaving my vehicle. Instead go to the San Pedro House where my track starts.
Great trail. Enjoyed seeing all the different bird species. We did not make it as far as we wanted because the mosquitos are really bad. Make sure you bring a lot of bug spray.
61 species seen on 4 hour walk
Beautiful weather today! Perfect for hiking :-) Started at San Pedro House and did a total of 8 miles. Saw many varieties of birds, some fish, deer, and some butterflies. Perfect day!
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Black Throated Sparrow
Ladder Backed Woodpecker
Green Tailed Towhee
Ash Thoated Flycatcher
Black Chinned Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Curve Billed Thrasher
White Winged Dove
Northern Rough Winged Swallow
Absolutely great trail for the beginner. I started this trail yesterday mid-day (luckily it wasn't too hot) it has great views as it follows the San Pedro river east toward Hereford. It's all level ground and an easy walk. They do have a trail brochure at the store that you can use in addition to the markers placed on the trail to learn more about the wildlife and the geography. I did see a Rattler on the trail, but it is southern Arizona, so it's going to be hit or miss wherever you go. The wild life here is incredible! Fish, hundreds of lizards, cranes, and humming birds will delight you your whole way through.
VERY family friendly trail. Pretty trail too as far as trails go in this region. If the store is open they will lend you binoculars to see birds. The pond is very relaxing and scenic.