Garwood Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from September until May.
Hiked the Garwood trail and Carrillo trail to make a complete loop. Use the trailhead off of Speedway Blvd. If you have time go to visitor center to obtain a map which describes this loop and shows landmarks. The hike is 5.9 miles and I found it to be mostly moderate with some easy places. Be sure you take the Douglas Spring trail to Garwood Dam Trail and then to Carrillo trail. Douglas Spring trail is very steep and rocky past the intersection of Garwood trail. I found it easier to descend the Douglas Spring trail. Garwood Dam is well worth the hike although there was not any water running through the dam or the river canyon when I hiked. However, there were a few pools of water below the dam. I found the hike intriguing given the history of the area. Be sure to research the history of the area before you go. There are stories of wealthy ranchers, gold and bandeleros. All in all a great hike with many beautiful views of the Rincon and the more distant Catalina Mts. I plan on returning when there is water running through the dam.
One of the prettiest trails in Saguaro NP east. It connects with a large number of other trails to make a large variety of loops -- or you can do it out and back. Features a broad array of flowering cactus (saguaro, staghorn, prickly pear, headgehog, etc.), as well as evidence of coyote, mule deer, rabbit, jack rabbit, diamondback and racer snakes, and gila monsters. I am on this trail several times a week.