Sutherland Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Sutherland Trail is a 18 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
18.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

1 month ago

Not a great trail to run up to Mt. Lemmon Summit. A lot of large loose rocks.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Hoped to find the falls but did not!!

3 months ago

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10 months ago

Great trail, my opinion- best for fall, spring hiking. Good alternative trail at Catalina State Park if you do t want to see so many people... Water at the 2.5 mi mark.

hiking
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

We took the 50 year trail out and around the park to the top of Sutherland trail. About 10 miles RT, a very good NOT summer hike, Also dogs are not allowed on the trail when you enter the Big horn sheep preserve.

hiking
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

This straightforward, enjoyable trail goes through three jurisdictions in its short distance. You start in Catalina State Park. Midway, you enter and leave the USFS Pusch Peak Wilderness (so no bikes here). Then the last part is on Arizona State Trust land, so a permit is required, though this requirement is widely ignored. At about the 2.3 mile point you arrive at the Cargodera Canyon drainage, a pretty spot where water runs about six months a year. This trail was built in 1984 by the Southern Arizona Hiking Club when the Trico Powerline Road obliterated the original Sutherland Trail. It was called the Sutherland Cutoff Trail when it was built, but hardly anyone calls it that anymore. Even the State Park signage ignores the history of the trail and just calls it the Sutherland Trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Sutherland Trail is a great trail to do. You can take so many trail off of this trail to Green Rock, and other trails... it is fun to explore the off trails that go off of the Sutherland. You can hike this trail all year long. Just keep an out and ears out for the Critters. We have seen Rattlers, Gila Monster, Whip Snakes, Tortoises, and lot of Lizards. Have fun.