Upper and Lower Loop

MODERATE 12 reviews
#5 of 6 trails in

Upper and Lower Loop is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Old 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
508 feet

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers

18 days ago

Really nice 7.7 mile figure-8 trail, with tons of other trails along the way, so it'd be very easy to scale the hike longer or shorter. We went very slowly, and took about 3 hours 45 minutes to complete the hike.
Lots of parking available in a lot at the trailhead.
We shared the trail with lots of mountain bikers, other hikers, and leashed dogs.
The trail is fairly flat (roughly 500 ft gain), and has TONS of beautiful vistas and plants.
We got a bit of decent birdwatching in at the end!
FYI there's a crested saguaro along the homestead trail.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Fun with lots of small trails to combine with. Pretty rocky og lots of small stones.

11 months ago

Great trail!! To go to Mt. Lemmon from where I live is a 90 mile round trip. This is only 5 miles from my home and always a peaceful hike!

11 months ago

This trail winds through gorgeous forest of saguaro and lots of civilisation. Kind of boring on foot for me, but it looks like a lot of fun for mountain bikes. Absolutely no shade.

11 months ago

This was simply gorgeous and fun to ride. Not too hard but not boring by any means. What a gorgeous place. My problem is wanting to stop and take pics of everything. Love this place!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Great saguaro and many varieties of cholla. Number of mountain bikers but everyone was very nice in sharing the trail. Signage was helpful and a good parking lot.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

This is a really nice hike. If you love saguaros, then you will enjoy. The most I have seen in one place. So many different one's to see. The trail is an easy hike. enjoy

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Very disappointed in my hiking crew today .My mom decided to go all day yesterday without eating so she was too weak to finish and we had to quit halfway through and my daughter who goes with us was having hygiene issues Which also led to my poor hiking experience

9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Monday, October 16, 2017

mountain biking
Saturday, September 09, 2017