Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve been hiking this trail a few times a week with a friend and this is my favorite trail so far and I have hiked the trails all over the valley. So beautiful and options for more difficult trails to easier. We see the same family of deer every time we go too. Amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

The water wasn’t running but there were some scenic moments. Overall, not bad.

on Spur Cross Trail

2 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike with my gf. Little foot traffic. Very cool and warm today

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Loved everything about it. Short but sweet. Great for kids, I took all five of my kids and even my two year old did great!

Nice scenery, different trees, and great for kids! We took our three and five year old boys and had a blast.

Nice walk. I think it will be really pretty when the wildflowers come out.

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice views. Some great cactus out there. Nice elevation here and there. This was my first desert hike and I was impressed with the scenery. It was a lot more than I expected. My only dissatisfaction was that I didn’t have a lot more time

on Dragonfly Trail

4 months ago

Interesting terrain with a variety of flora. Very pleasant

hiking
4 months ago

Great short trail also went on the Tortuga trail which cuts off of this trail to get a better view of the mountains worth the extra miles.

Great for hiking. Most would be good for biking too. Plenty of shade spots. Not a great amount of altitude change so that’s nice. Has a remote feeling.

I enjoyed this hike, had some elevation that gave you a bit of a workout but not too strenuous. I paid the 3 dollar fee only to realize at the end you don't really have to. Good parking. Vault bathrooms.

Awesome trail with lots to see. Great hike to enjoy with kids.

Super easy, lots of shade and beautiful views for a Desert. Took our 6 month old puppy who loved it. It took about 35 min total.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiking among the majestic Saguaro's. Beautiful! The trail, a few rocky spots but a scenic, serene hike with views. Highly recommended.

Beautiful views and nice easy elevation changes. Just enough to get your heart going a little. Ends in a nice riparian area. Take your camera to get pictures of the gorgeous mountains. Now I have Elephant Mountain on my list to conquer next

5 months ago

I connected to this from Spur Cross. It was an ok hike through the shade. There is an old cave/mine shaft that was pretty neat. I may have given it more stars if there was water or in the spring with flowers. Bird activity is as minimal. I enjoyed Spur Cross more. But for kids or older folks this is a relatively easy trail

on Spur Cross Trail

5 months ago

Was a beautiful fun hike

If you're looking for a few miles, not much elevation gain, and a variety of trees, saguaros, and every imaginable desert plant, this is a good hike for you! If you travel clockwise, once you get into the creek bed area, you can take a right and cross the dry creek, then the next left and go through an amazing display of river trees, and past a small cave entrance. I usually do this easily in 90 minutes, can move briskly and get it done in 70 minutes.

No water on the trail, nor at the trailhead, and spotty cell service so plan accordingly.

Easy hike, little terrain change, great views and nice people

hiking
5 months ago

Don’t forget your $3 and it goes to a great cause! Amazing views! Easy hike! So many saguaros - would definitely walk this again

Beautiful hike with some unexpected beauty and wildlife. Can’t wait to go back in the spring to see the wildflowers.

on Spur Cross Trail

5 months ago

Great hike. Clocked it at about 6 miles and took 1:53. Terrain is rocky in some places. Elevation changes are not too steep.

Porta potties at the trail head. $3/pp to hike the spur creek loop. You can do dragonfly by parking further out and not pay the conservancy fee.

the part of this trail we did was great, but we accidently got off the loop and want 2 miles out of the way. Oops! So we just went back out the way we came. still was very beautiful and a great hike to do after a few weeks of not hitting the trails. Not too challenging, but still a good workout. Will definately be returning to do the actual loop.

This trail is awesome!

Took this trail to the dragonfly trail - just beautiful and a lot of different terrains to walk through.

Just gorgeous! Saguaros, hawks, crows, trees with leaves that make beautiful music in the quiet wind.....

hiking
5 months ago

Ended my trek through Spur Cross on Dragonfly from the connecting Tortuga Trail. It was mostly downhill and by the time I got to the dry creek the footing was a bit rough so I went slow. The views down here were amazing! Lots of saguaros and the trees were yellow/orange along Jewel of the Creek. The rock formations were intimidating but gave the scenery a nice feel. Will return when there’s water in the creek!!

hiking
5 months ago

Was suggested by the ranger that I try this trail if I wanted elevation gain. This was a nice trail for views and just the right amount of strain. Loved getting to the top and seeing Elephant Mountain right there in front of me. Took this counterclockwise.

The trail is easy and filled with snow birds in the winter months. Would not recommend hiking here. It is a bit of a parade

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