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.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 209 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


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.

1 month ago

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.

3 months ago

Wed Jan 02 2019

Mon May 28 2018