Sabino Lake (#30), Creek Trail (#52), Rattlesnake Trail (#50), and Esperero Trail (#25)

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Sabino Lake (#30), Creek Trail (#52), Rattlesnake Trail (#50), and Esperero Trail (#25) is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Easy hike or bike with incredible views. Popular for running/jogging as well.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a good hike for our family of 5 (ages 9, 7 and 3). Had some good elevation changes with nice vews and even some shade, which is good in AZ even on Nov 1 and 80 degrees.

hiking
4 months ago

THIS IS NOT JUST SABINO LAKE!!! Yes, you go to Sabino Lake & Dam (in the first 0.5 mile). But...this is a composition of FOUR trails: Sabino Lake (#30), Creek Trail (#52), Rattlesnake Trail (#50), and Esperero Trail (#25). If you're looking to swim, the only place will be Sabino Lake (again, in the first 0.5 mile).

[Note: the AllTrails route will be different from your GPS trail once you make your first crossing of Sabino Creek above Sabino Lake (at the junction of Creek Trail #52)!! AllTrails shows a non-existent trail that goes uphill and thru a lot of thicket; the trail actually goes right, following Sabino Creek around until it rejoins near the Phoneline Link (#27A) at the top of the Creek Trail.]

hiking
6 months ago

Really beautiful trail even late in May. Nice hike to get the blood flowing but not to long (~1.5 hr). Definitely a more crowded trail and crowded area to hike, but very pleasant. Not steep at all. Tons of fun!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail with very interesting terrain. Trail is definitely more beautiful during months when river level is higher but still pretty during summer months as well

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy hike, not much elevation change, but nice trail, good views, interesting terrain, lots of flowers etc.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail with a few elevation changes.

7 months ago

great scenery for a girl from NH!! a beautiful waterfall to cool off in!!

hiking
7 months ago

easy hike. lots of people. taking different trails around area is quick easy & fun.

hiking
9 months ago

This is beginners hike.

hiking
9 months ago

This was easy, family and dog friendly. Some trails are not well marked but keeping a map of the trails with you makes it easier. Bring lots is water. There are bathrooms along the way and picnic tables.

hiking
9 months ago

Very fun easy trail to hike. Really enjoyed this trail and the ability to walk freely

hiking
10 months ago

Very relaxing hike with spectacular water view at Sabino Dam.

walking
11 months ago

Great trail, especially for families with kids!!! The scenery was definitely a bonus on this trail!

hiking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

Beautiful views, excellent scenery of the canyon and the small lake, not tiring at all, just a refreshing beautiful hike.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Well it is a well traveled trail but the site does not let you know that it has some inclines and some steep parts at the top before going down the other side of the trail. I would do it again it has nice views.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Nice easy hike with lots of foot and bike traffic. Beautiful scenery but little solitude. Highly recommended for a quick easy hike!

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Recommend taking detours from the paved road to see the creek and vegetation.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Great run, tough in some places easy in others. Overall it was 9.31 miles out and back.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Great walk down from the top but be aware that there are nearly 2 miles between Stop 1 and the parking lot. So if you are hot and tired there is no way to get a ride. I should have taken the tram back from stop 1. I nearly didn't make it. I am older.

hiking
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Truly amazing hike. A little crowded but worth it. So far this has been our favorite hike in Tucson. The visitor center and Rangers staff were very helpful and friendly. Surely recommended.

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