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Tortolita Preserve Loop

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Tortolita Preserve Loop is a 8.8 mile loop trail located near Marana, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 518 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

wildlife

mountain biking
26 days ago

almost had my first wipeout in a wash

hiking
1 month ago

I did it, thx bike tune up

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail for running and cycling. If you go early, you won’t really see any cyclist. There is a sign at the beginning indicating direction for cyclists and pedestrians. I recommend following it to avoid collisions.

5 months ago

No changes in elevation to speak of, which is sometimes nice! Largely firmly packed sand and dirt, with small stretches of soft sand. It's an unmistakable and well-marked loop- wide enough for 1 person at a time- you can't get lost. :). Took me exactly 3 hrs to do this 9 mi hike. Did not run into any other trail users. Note there is no shade nor seating whatsoever and ~20% of the hike abuts to ongoing new home construction. This is the stretch that goes directly south. It is distracting there. Glorious saguaro and lots of geckos and lizards. evidence cattle pass through. I look forward to visiting it again.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Directions: Finding the trailhead is pretty straight forward. From Tangerine you head north on Dove Mt and left on Moore and take it all the way until you arrive at the gates in front of you. Unlock/untie the chain on the gate. Park on the side of the road in front of the gate or park a few hundred feet past the gate and there's space for parking on the left with the trail head on right. Be sure to close the gate after letting yourself in so cattle won't escape. Trail is in great shape. It's my first time back in the mtb scene after a 10 year hiatus and this was the perfect trail for me to get back into the flow of things. Be sure to read the trail properly if you're going down with speed as there's always a cactus or 6 waiting for you around those blind corners. Lots of wildlife!

running
10 months ago

Great trail run!! Lots of cactus but nice winding trail. Packed sandy trail.... great on the feet! If you run with a dog bring pliers for the cholla. Our dogs got stuck a couple of times.

Sat Jul 21 2018

Watch out for the bulls!!

mountain biking
Sun Mar 04 2018

mountain biking
Sun Nov 19 2017

always a great time.

mountain biking
Sun Oct 15 2017

great trail easy has great flow and a little technical spots to every wanting to come back. glad to be back in Tucson and the wonderful trails they have. unlock the gate drive about 50 yards and park on the right.

Sun Oct 08 2017

Would have to try it again at some point, we got turned around and ended up in the neighborhood/ golf course and then got to listen my mom complain for another hour and a half, not so fun. The scenery was so so but like I said we ended up in a Housing community

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