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Rock Wren and Starr Pass Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked 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, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

Length 9.6 mi Elevation gain 826 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Rails trails

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

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A network of trails on the east side of Tucson Mountain Park with trailheads at the end of Clearwell Rd., the end of 36th Street, and near the JW Marriott Resort, among others. Trail network can also be linked to Tucson Mountain Park West.

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Sean Bruner
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According to the trail maps which helpfully appear throughout the hike this is actually a 6.3 mile loop. There are some beautiful parts especially in the beginning but much of the trail, especially the Star Pass trail is just so-so. Hike was marred by more than 30 mountain bike riders who we had to pull off for. On a Tuesday yet!

Cathy T.
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Hiking

Fantastic! If you’re looking for a long hike (extendible in many directions, if desired) without a lot of uphill, this is the hike for you. Go in the morning for the best lighting, colors, and birds. Picture-perfect, postcard-worthy, photos opps at every turn. A beautiful, easy hike. Bonus points for the extra walk to the port-a-potty at the end.

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Bob Cushman
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Todd Herrenbruck
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Great trail for a hike which you can change the distance many different options on the loops. Download your map and take off and pick and choose as you go.

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Daniel Lee
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Not a very difficult trail in terms of elevation. Some paths are not labeled very well. Actually ended up taking the wrong trail and did a loop encompassing 3-4 trails. It can also get quite rocky in places. There were people on mountain bikes as well, so it's a good idea to be aware of your surroundings.

Edwin Acosta
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An awesome trail to hike. Just have to pay attention to the trail signs and your surroundings.

Heather Mina
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Hiking

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! A different beauty from any other park we have ever visited! My husband & I have enjoyed this hike in February...though it is 50 degrees, the sun warmed us up quickly. The desert color has been spectacular and the ridge trail that this trail leads you to (Lorraine Lee Trail) is a MUST SEE and DO NOT forget your GOOD CAMERA! I did it twice this weekend!

Rebekah Leonard
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Walking

My 65 year old mom and I went on the star pass resort loop which is right in the area where the starpass trailhead is, and is clearly marked where to go. My mom is not into hiking and did not want to go more than 2 miles. This was 1.1 miles and had mild-moderate challenges and a gradual incline. It was a good workout for her and an easy one for me. The scenery was lush and untouched, away from city noise yet was not far to drive there and had a beautifully paved parking lot with a map. She’d love to go again and bring friends.

William Matwey
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Great with diff levels, some flat and some up and down. Diversity

Joe Physician
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anyone else see the buried car or was that just a figment of my imagination?

Barbara Patton
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Hiking

Wayde and I did this on a Sunday afternoon. Beautiful hike and Wayde wants to try his mountain bike here. It's a little too technical for me, though!

Phyllis Mehler
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Hiking

very much enjoyed the scenery but finding our way was a challenge...trail is not marked. the trail is rocky but I expected that so wearing good footwear is a MUST.

Bryan Wingold
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Great trail. Caught it right at sunrise. Nice views.

Linzey Leinart
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Hiking

Easy trail, however I didn't finish the entire hike. Trail is designed more for "everyday use", inner city kind-of trail rather than for scenery or for challenge. It is very rocky. I can't imagine hiking this trail in Nike free runs or anything like that, so wear appropriate hiking boots. There are lots of forks along the way, so remember your tracks. And NO dogs allowed on trail!

Patrick Reynolds
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note to self: what "moderately difficult" means in Houston Texas don't mean the same thing as in the mountains outside of Tucson... least as far as trail ratings go. I enjoyed this trail but it is rocky as hell and my mid-grade specialized bike had a lot of difficulty making it up the hills. I give it 4 stars but be prepared.

Dennis McRitchie
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Hiking

Addition to my review from 5 days ago: added a track dated 8/22/2014. Turns out it's more like 3.1 miles. The last leg passes below the Tucson city reservoir, and there is amazing vegetation there from the trickling water.

Dennis McRitchie
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Hiking

Very nice, scenic trail close to the Starr Pass neighborhood and 10 minutes from downlown Tucson. We made a shorter 2.5 mile loop by taking the Starr Pass trailhead off Clearwell road down .4 mile to the Rock Wren trail. One mile down this trail, it connects with the Yetman trail both left and right. But a sharp right takes you on an unnamed trail back to the trailhead parking lot.

Kayla Christine
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Hiking

It was a really long time ago that I hiked it. but I remember it being a nice hike, watched the sunset at the top.

Katelin Centeno
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Bryan Robichaux
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Etienne E. Bautista
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Timoteio Padilla
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Sarahi Rodriguez
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William Hendrickson
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Rick Sage
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Hank Holz
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