San Pedro River Trail is a 29.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Vista, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length29.6 miElevation gain541 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRiverViewsWildflowers
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Scott Smith
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David Headley
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful day for a hike. Nice trails to see a ghost town, cemetery and other odds and ends a long the trail. Entered off AZ 90 and it was marked.

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Sue Shea
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Hiking

Snickers is too chubby and got hot. I didn’t like the steep hill going down to the wash because of being alone with only Snickers I decided to turn around.

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Preston Aguilar
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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Pretty but overgrown and scratchy.

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Patrick Keane
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HikingGreat!

From San Pedro house north to the Clovis trail cut off and back. Saw some what looked like predator tracks Not a bad trail at all, I started getting tired the last mile

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MARNY JARVIS
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Alain Quinones
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Mountain biking

Good technical trail , bit over grown and closed 4 miles In due to fires

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Diane Peroutka
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Mountain bikingOver grownWashed out

Great shady place to bike without too many crazy hills for a moderate novice.

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Shalise Smith
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Hiking

Great family walk to a creek with lots of huge trees.

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Becky Borschowa
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Do not go to the start point. This is way off. We made the mistake and later found out it's never used. Go to the San Pedro House off 90 and walk the trails around that.

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Michele Travis
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Nicole Miller
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Jaceena Weaver
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

So I loved doing this hike in November that’s why I wanted to do it again. Did it will my sons and nephews down to the age of 2. Did it while carrying my 4 month old this time. Super muddy this time of year and lots of bugs. Overgrown all the way to the pond. I will come back! But not until everything dies :)

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Grace Ison
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HikingNo shade

The temp was in the lower 90’s but we had a steady breeze, making it a perfect day for a hike. We picked up the trail just off Moson rd. Didn’t recognize the start of the trail because it was a cattle gate and a pull off area to park. It brought us jus t a little over a mile from the Clanton Ranch ruins. (Home of the cowboys who shot it out at the OK Corral in Tombstone, 23 miles away. Somewhere nearby is a road called Horse Thief Rd that they supposedly used to run stolen cattle and horses along. It is said a tourist dropped a cigarette and the resulting fire burned down the fence and building, leaving the Adobe foundation and one short wall. The Adobe is amazingly light! The trail is flat and baked white. It leads down to the San Pedro River. Beautiful scenery, a short and primitive bridge, a hop-rock-rock to cross the shallow river. On the way back, we took our boots off and enjoyed wading in the cold water. Ahhh! A dog friendly trail, the Border Collie and the chihuahua loved it; spent some time splashing about before we headed back. Check out the photos.

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Dana Burnham
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Hiking

Nice trail, saw some fish jumping good size maybe about 8-10" carp. it was a little cool about 65. but a nice walk

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Courtney Davis
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Very easy trail. Flat, hard ground; easy to navigate. Beautiful views of the river.

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Margie Roesch
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Someone else had mentioned that this trail as posted doesn’t exist. At least some of it definitely does, but it’s barely there. You can see my recording to see where I went. I started from San Pedro House and went south on what seemed to be the marked trail - it’s basically a dirt road. About 4 miles up it turns left to Miller Backcountry Campsite (there is a sign - and apparently vault bathrooms!) and after that, the route north on “Sky Traverse Trail” (according to Google Maps) is more like a deer path, and difficult to find and follow. It is not close to the trees and the riparian area for most of it, just walking on a narrow, nearly invisible trail through chest-high dry grass. It was only once I was about a mile from the start that it went close to the creek and became pretty. If I were out here again, I would just go east from the San Pedro House, then south along the creek, and then go back the way I came.

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Brian Young
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Hiking

I hiked a four mile loop from Fairbank ghost town out to the mill and back along the river.

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Thaddeus Mech
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Mountain biking

Be aware that much of this trail as shown here does not exist. Also do not go to the start point shown, it is a dirt road intersection where I was not comfortable leaving my vehicle. Instead go to the San Pedro House where my track starts.

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Ben Cocilo
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Great trail. Enjoyed seeing all the different bird species. We did not make it as far as we wanted because the mosquitos are really bad. Make sure you bring a lot of bug spray.

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James Gamber
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Bird watching

61 species seen on 4 hour walk

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Kristina Uribe
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Beautiful weather today! Perfect for hiking :-) Started at San Pedro House and did a total of 8 miles. Saw many varieties of birds, some fish, deer, and some butterflies. Perfect day!

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James Gamber
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Bird watching

34 species Chipping Sparrow Ruby Crowned Kinglet Brewers Sparrow Botteris Sparrow Black Throated Sparrow Ladder Backed Woodpecker Green Tailed Towhee Gray Flycatcher Lesser Goldfinch Gila Woodpecker Summer Tanager Vermillion Flycatcher American Coot Canyon Towhee Bewicks Wren Ash Thoated Flycatcher Morning Dove Barn Swallow Black Chinned Hummingbird Inca Dove Great Blue Heron Curve Billed Thrasher White Winged Dove Wilsons Warbler Yellow Warbler Northern Flicker Gilded Flicker Lucys Warbler Northern Rough Winged Swallow House Finch Cassins Kingbird Lark Sparrow

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Philip Monhollen
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Hiking

Absolutely great trail for the beginner. I started this trail yesterday mid-day (luckily it wasn't too hot) it has great views as it follows the San Pedro river east toward Hereford. It's all level ground and an easy walk. They do have a trail brochure at the store that you can use in addition to the markers placed on the trail to learn more about the wildlife and the geography. I did see a Rattler on the trail, but it is southern Arizona, so it's going to be hit or miss wherever you go. The wild life here is incredible! Fish, hundreds of lizards, cranes, and humming birds will delight you your whole way through.

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