HoneyBee Canyon South Trail

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Honey Bee Canyon Park

HoneyBee Canyon South Trail is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 173 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

Easy & Fun, Family Hike, Great Views The hike starts out at large dirt road. There is a couple of picnic spots with tables, grills and bathroom facilities. This is a great place for families to have an afternoon picnic and nice leisurely hike. Follow the dirt road, which will lead to the trail head. Follow the trail to the canyon base. You will see a stone wall with a mysterious opening. Follow the opening and it will drop you into a dry wash bed in the center of the canyon. Stay in the wash until you come to a cattle fence. This is your indication that you are at the end of the hike. Keep your eyes open as you may see rabbits, quail, various lizards and snakes. If you plan on taking an early morning or evening hike be cautious of Javelina.

2 months ago

Majority of time was spent walking through the wash and sometimes unclear if was on the right path. Walking through the old dam and alongside the canyon walls is a highlight.

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2 months ago

Nice area but lots of off shoots that can get you all twisted up. Luckily it’s not a big area so you’re never lost... lots of walking in the wash areas

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is a popular trail area in the middle of an urban area. This means that over the years people have tramped out many crossover and side trails. This makes it difficult to know exactly where you were at and where you are trying to head. There is a short part of the trail that is handicap accessible, and there are also picnic tables and restrooms in that area. Beyond that, the trails are easy but mostly in sand and gravel. If you are looking for the petroglyphs, Turn right after you to descend from the parking lot and go under the road. Then follow the wash about 3/4 of a mile.

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5 months ago

this is not an easy trail. it starts put that way but soon it's an uphill battle of rocks and sticks and loose dirt, it mirrors the Loop trail exactly to a point and then turns off down what is essentially a goat path which becomes hard to follow since there are no signs along it. a medium rating is more accurate.

Easily one of our favorite trails to take the kids out on. We start going through the wash part and end in the Canyon area so that we can play in there before we leave. Trail definitely isn’t marked well coming that way though whereas if you go to the canyon first then the trail is a bit easier to follow. We just recorded it the first time and that helped keep us on the trail. There are some fun shoot offs from the hike that let you explore the tops of the cliffs in the canyon. Our kids also love practicing rock climbing in the canyon. Oh and if you pay attention there is almost always an owl in the canyon and we have seen some javelina in there as well.

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Fri Mar 22 2019

Nice EZ trail, just pay attention and stay on the trail, scenic rock canyon.

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Sun Mar 10 2019

Like other have said, this trail is poorly marked in places. There is a rock bridge/ tunnel to continue on the loop trail, you wouldn’t know it if it wasn’t for this app. Otherwise it was a nice trail.

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Sat Feb 16 2019

Trail is not marked well or easy to follow. Try using All Trail app to find your way. Nice views and picnic tables near trail head. Saw a jack rabbit and humming bird.

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Sat Dec 08 2018

Great easy fun hike. Able to do without any problems being 7 and a half months pregnant :]

Mon Aug 20 2018

Trails are poorly marked. We foraged around in sand for what seemed like forever. Never found petroglyphs. Walked North and south trails. Took the sidewalk to get back to parking lot. I just couldn't kick sand around any Ionger. There's a rock bridge and some interesting rocks but, nothing to see if you've driven southern Arizona and taken in it's incredible sites. Boring.

Sat May 26 2018

great hike with beautiful vistas

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Tue Mar 13 2018

Initially you will be hiking in a sandy wash area. Be on the

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Sun Sep 17 2017

Interesting hike through a stone wall into a canyon with high walls. We saw a team of people rock climbing up the wall and repelling back down. The rest of the hike was an easy walk through a wash, heading towards the Catalinas.

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Tue Dec 27 2011

Nice easy trail. About 50 ft. from the fence that goes across the wash, you can follow a trail up the hill on your right to loop back around to where you started. Or you can just turn around and go back but that makes it a very short hike. Up the hill is a little tougher but not bad. I lost the trail at the top of the hill and just bush-whacked down the other side. The vegetation is sparse so its not hard to do. Its a quick trail if you're just looking to get out for a bit. It was less than an hour for me and I was taking my time. Well maintained restrooms, water fountains, and ramadas are at the trailhead. You can also access the Honeybee North Trail from here which is a little longer but more level. Do both trails and you'll kill a few hours.

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