The Spine Trail to Saguaro Vista

MODERATE 20 reviews
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The Spine Trail to Saguaro Vista is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

washed out

The Sweetwater Preserve is a 703.26 acre preserve located in the eastern foothills of the Tucson Mountains of Southern Arizona, west of Tucson. Within approximately one-half mile of the Preserve are Saguaro National Parks Tucson Mountain District, and a biological research preserve owned by the University of Arizona. Tucson Mountain Park is also located a short distance to the south. The lands that comprise the Sweetwater Preserve were acquired using monies from the 2004 Open Space Bond measure. The community strongly supported acquisition of this property and worked diligently to realize the establishment of this preserve. The natural-surface Sweetwater Trailhead is located at the southern end of Tortolita Road. The preserve is open dawn to dusk. Dogs are permitted on leash.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike amongst the saguaros. Very nice for families, dogs, and mountain bikes. I would rate it easy to moderate due to the rocky spots at times.

4 months ago

Had a great time. Many different trails. Suitable for kids and dogs on leashes. My dogs and I did 4.5 miles.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

great hike. had a split shift and needing to start the year off on a good start!

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Sunday, January 31, 2016