Windy Ridge Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oracle, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length2.1 miElevation gain209 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Oracle State Park charges an entrance fee of $7/vehicle. Visitors entering on foot or bicycle are $3. There are 4 access points to this trail. This trail winds through yuccas, oaks, and mesquites. There are numerous trail junctions along the way that give you the flexibility to make it a longer or shorter hike depending on time and other factors. The trail itself is very easy, well marked, and in great condition. You'll find different benches along the way and even a shelter for shade. It is a great trail for children because of the ease as well as the trail junctions to give you options. You'll find great views of granite boulders, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Galiuro Mountains. Make sure to visit the Kannally Ranch House.

Oracle State Park - (520) 896-2435 - www.pr.state.az.us

Your trailhead destination for the hike is Oracle State Park in Oracle. If you're driving from Tucson on highway 77 take American Avenue (a right turn) once you get to Oracle. The road winds through the business district of town. Take a right on Mt. Lemmon Road and proceed for a couple of miles. The turn-off will be on the left with the Oracle State Park sign clearly visible. Since this is a State Park this is an entrance fee ($6 per vehicle) unless you have State Park pass. Pay at the entrance.

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Glenn Mulloy
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The real Windy Ridge loop at Oracle state park.

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Kris Condrey
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Lived up to its name today.

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Gina Hohnecker
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Christi Nonn
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Trail is great, but this map is way off.

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Glenn Mulloy
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Do not follow this recording! It's way off see my recording.

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Scott Dahl
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This was a very nice hike. Good views and interesting rock formations and boulder fields. Path is a bit overgrown in spots but it was a pleasant hike all the same.

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Jacob Smith
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Adam Hale
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Leah Gross
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April Shaffer
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Brett Bigelow
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James Stone
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