nature trips


wild flowers


kid friendly

trail running

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

Enjoyable but really crowded.

Went February 25th. Quite a journey. Lots of friendly people. Good hike. Disappointing that the Bridal Wreath Falls only turned out to be a trickle of water.

4 days ago

Difficult at times. Need staff to get up and down.

Good trail in season with copious flowers and some water in the Falls.

I like this trail a lot. My husband and I are both in our 60's. It took 2.75 hrs. Watch for the turnoff toward Ruiz Trail. The first half was perfect. It only got a four because the second half you walk in lots of washes and takes more energy.

on Hugh Norris Trail

17 days ago

Great elevation gain. The stairs make it an interesting hike. Beautiful desert scenery!

Way to busy of a trail

Great view, easy and hard areas but amazing!!.