Tanque Verde Ridge Trail

HARD 30 reviews
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Tanque Verde Ridge Trail is a 20.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
20.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6059 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Saguaro National Park 3693 South Old Spanish Trail Tucson, AZ 85730-5601 By Phone Visitor Information - Rincon Mountain District (520) 733-5153 Visitor Information - Tucson Mountain District (520) 733-5158 Headquarters (520) 733-5100 By Fax 520-733-5183

trail running
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trail running
6 months ago

I've done this hike/run several times. It's always fantastic. Definitely just a hike for most, as it's no joke in terrain and elevation increases, but you can jog occasionally. There's a perfect N/S road on the south side of the trail that's a perfect 4 mile marker that you can see off in the distance as well.

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8 months ago

excellent hike. the scenery is beautiful. elevation is moderate.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Friday, July 08, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pretty gradual incline. Great views. And lots of nature to see. Go as far as you want. Great sunset spot down to the left before finishing the trail. Last time we even saw a great Gila Monster!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

I would rate this moderate to difficult!

hiking
Friday, March 04, 2016

Great trail that offers views of Mt. Lemon, Mt. Rincon, and Tucson.

hiking
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Pleasant. Beautiful scenery, flora & fauna. I was hiking with a group of seniors and everyone enjoyed it.

hiking
Sunday, November 29, 2015

hiking
Friday, April 10, 2015

Great Trail! Start early and enjoy walking the ridgeline. Every elevation gain yields another amazing view