Babat Duag Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Babat Duag Trail is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles
1135 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers

Nice climb and ridge walk to commanding views. The trailhead starts about 100 feet up the road from the parking lot. The trail becomes non-obvious after 50 feet or so as you climb up slick rock. Once up the slick rock, the trail is well defined the rest of the way. Great 290 degree views as you come to a saddle then walk a ridge to the terminus of the trail.

3 days ago

Definitely not hard, maybe moderate, but nice quick hike with some great views

15 days ago

Probably best ranked as moderate - very nice trail and worth it for the city views and end of trail!

2 months ago

I would not call this a difficult hike. I'd say that it is more moderate. I found the trail to be very easy to follow. Brush was cleared and there was never any difficulties determining which way to go. The scenery was beautiful. A great hike if you only have a couple of hours.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I would not call this trail difficult. The elevation gain is very spread out. However, in September the grasses were tall and the path was hard to see. I got lost once and spent 20 minutes scrambling up boulders. Fortunately, there was service, so GPS came to the rescue! It was decent exercise, but very hard to keep up heart rate on the way down. As mentioned, the trail is narrow and borders a cliff at times.
It was a beautiful hike, lots of wildflowers blooming. The meadow at the top was gorgeous.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

It is a good trail. Wonderful top section that overlooks the city. A must do for Mt Lemon visitors.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beautiful hike, short but a nice climb. Would be absolutely breathtaking for an afternoon hike, especially as you hike the ridge line and have amazing views on either side!! The only downside was that the trail was very very poorly maintained. Very over grown and 90% of the time I could not see where I was placing my feet- definitely dangerous as at some points the trail borders a small cliff and one misstep could lead to a potentially bad fall. I also got lost a few times, so that was stressful as well.

Hiked it early morning, mid September. Beautiful wild flowers and lots of green grass. Beautiful views!

Friday, September 25, 2015

A long climbing trail.Tasty wolfberries on this trail. At the end there's an occasionally flowing waterfall and a good spring wildflower spot for poppies and mariposas just before it. Even the rarely spotted Bigelow Ragged Rock Flower and nasty Wait-a-minute Bush. Trail is above the saguaros. Almost no shade.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Nice hike! Not too strenuous and nice view except for the cars. Big down side was the end of the trail. Halfway up a hill it says it's over. Not as satisfying as getting to the top of something. We went off trail to explore and made it to the top of a neighboring hill which was nice.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lots of climbing but worth it for the gorgeous views. Took us just under 2 hours.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

nice morning hike... meandering trail. nice views!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

trail starts out fairly aggressive with loose stones but levels off nicely.Great veiws of Tucson.Took about 3 hours to complete.

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