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nature trips



wild flowers

trail running


kid friendly

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.

This is the second time I’ve hiked this trail, both times in February. Plenty of water at the falls!

Amazing hike w/the beautiful waterfall.

Great hike for all those who are capable of handling a gradual incline. The views are fabulous and the air crisp in the early morning! It was beautiful after the rain.

4 days ago

Fun hike! Bring lots of water!! The water was running at the falls and it was beautiful!

Nice hike. Just a drip at the falls during this dry season. Took Carrillo trail coming back making it 7.25.

Great winter hike. Steady elevation gain. Pano views of major peaks. Enjoy the dome rock scenic overlook at mile 2.6.

10 days ago

great day hike to Juniper basin, gorgeous views! highly recommend! leave about 8 hours if you plan for stop and lunch. perfect winter or early spring.

Serene morning hike. Easy trails.

21 days ago

This is a nice, relatively easy hike. The path is wide, which is great for hiking with other people. The loose rocks make it a little more challenging.

I do this hike often as I live nearby. The first 2/3 are great, and I love that I never run into anyone after the Ruiz trail turnoff. 4 stars because 1.5 miles are through the wash.

23 days ago

Yetman trail is pretty darn boring. Thank goodness we deviated off of the trail and headed up a peak just off the trail. Otherwise I would have really been disappointed

very small parking lot. no facilities. nice trail. lots of stairs and trail signs. cannot get lost! no water at the falls this time but nice weather great hike.

26 days ago

Very poorly marked. You cross other trails without knowing which one to take. It was pure luck we succeeded in hiking the length of this trail and back out. But when you’re from Wisconsin, you can’t beat hiking in the desert in January.

scenic driving
27 days ago

A nice loop drive through a very small portion of the park. If you are able, get out of the car and explore a trail!

Great trail. Nice and flat warm up the first half hour of the hike and then it gets challenging and fluctuates between moderate and difficult but the views of the valley below can be quickly a d easily viewed. Bridal falls is small and usually only trickles most of the time unless there is heavy snow in the mountains which is not often. Bottom line is that it is a very nice hike and adventuresome. Around March or April brings a carpet of beautiful flowers along this hike.

Love this loop!
Views everywhere. And the loop helps get the correct miles and training.

Great direction to the top of Rincon Mountains, but I appreciate the connections with other Trails such as Three Tank Trails, Carillo Trail, and Wildhorse Trails

Beautiful even without the water in the falls. Varied terrain. I love the great workout going up. I like that it is rocky. It helps me lose all my worries and just focus on the simplicity of movement and balance.

1 month ago

Started around 7:20am. it was cold and quite windy. We didn't go all the way to the peak this time but we did hike 7.4 miles and 5 hours of workout. the sun rise was so beautiful with all the colors, I just had to snap some photos.

1 month ago

Just hiked this trail on Tuesday 1/16/18. I started a little later than i wanted at 10am. I've hiked this trail several times but it has been a couple years. The trail gets a little hard to follow just before dear head spring. There are trees down so the best i can say is follow the line of broken tree trunks that are kind of in a straight line. This time i hiked the full turkey creek trail starting at the 4WD road since i don't have 4WD. Got there at 1pm. Then proceeded on the deer head spring trail to the heartbreak ridge trail down into happy valley. The heartbreak ridge trail is awesome especailly going down..the views of the tucson basin as well as the san pedro valley are incredible. It's one of the few places that you can see both valleys on both sides of the rincon mountains. I got to happy valley at 3pm. Then proceeded down the miller creek trail and back to my car at 5pm over at the turkey creek trail parking area . Its about 16.5 miles total counting walking from miller creek parking area to turkey creek parking area...the weather was perfect. Went though 3 liters of water and a large 32 oz G2 gaterade. Apple, 3 tangerines, b&J sandwich on wheat, peanuts, pretzels, 2 chocolate chip cookies at the end. Very enjoyable hike . I would certainly recommend starting a little earlier than i did. Say more like 8am rather than 10am but i knew most of the trails except the heartbreak ridge but it was all down hill once i got to the end of the turkey creek trail....

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