Black Rock Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 272 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

washed out

The natural-surface Sweetwater Trailhead is located at the southern end of Tortolita Road and has parking for 8 vehicles and 7 horse rigs. This trailhead provides access to the Sweetwater Preserve Trail System. Dogs permitted on leash.

hiking
4 days ago

Such a pretty trail but since it’s easy it is crowded! I got to the trail head around 6 am and the lot was more than half full. Trail is great for trail running. A lot of mountain bikers out. Great picture opportunity with all the cacti too

hiking
11 days ago

Loved walking through this “forest” of Saguaros, up close and personal!

hiking
bugs
rocky
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trails.. but there are a ton of bikes. Won’t be doing it again. We were hiking and got sick of moving out of the way for bikes tearing around the corner. Came close to being side swiped. We went really early to enjoy the nature but in our way back someone had speakers on their dog blaring music. Please be more considerate.

running
no shade
25 days ago

Come early as parking can be rather limited. Also, this trail does not offer much for shade so you’d be glad that you came early and beat the heat and sun. The trail is picturesque throughout. It’s a rather easy hike and the running is good except for some rather rocky areas in the middle mile of this trail.

hiking
29 days ago

This trail was fantastic tonight! Saw two crested saguaros, heard a gang of coyotes yipping in the distance, a deer, many bunnies, and cactus blossoms. The length/elevation is perfect for a relaxing hike in the desert with beautiful scenery. There are maps clearly indicating where you are at every junction. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely breathtaking with wild flowers, blooming cacti, birds, butterflies, and deer. Easy walking and very clearly marked.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

a really pretty hike through hills and saguaro.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent Trail condition there's posted maps on every Junction of the trail a lot of people running with their dogs Trail Runners with dogs on leash and a lot of mountain bikes everyone's very nice Great Loop recommended.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful area, very easy walking/hiking, shared with bikers and walkers. Good views of the city and surrounding landscapes at points.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Easy trail, no matter which you take. There are plenty of loops and options so you can tailor the trail to suit your needs. Great for dogs and no steep inclines!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail and well marked. Some very courteous MTB riders and hikers along the way.

hiking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

That was pretty much easy. It gets rocky but it’s not bad. Be sure to bring lots of water no matter what the season.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of mountain bikes.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

A good trail for dogs. Just bring a lot of water. There were quite a few bikes, but everyone was very courteous

hiking
3 months ago

This trail was so great. Very easy, extremely beautiful, and fun. Our dog had a blast and we couldn’t stop looking at all the gorgeous cacti around us. Highly recommend!

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

This map adds an extra trail. If you only do Black Rock Loop it is less than 4 miles.

hiking
bugs
no shade
3 months ago

Good hike for an extended stroll through the mountains. Lots of bugs flying around you in the spring, summer, and fall time.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views, well-marked, no shade, nice easy hike. There are options to add some extra hiking with additional spurs to this trail.

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