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Best trails in Cortaro

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Looking for a great trail near Cortaro, Arizona? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Picacho Peak State Park or Catalina State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Butterfly Peak Natural Area or Tumamoc Desert Laboratory. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Cortaro ranging from 1 to 2 miles and from 2,221 to 2,486 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cortaro
Top trails (8)
#1 - Safford (Sombrero) Peak Via North Scenic Drive
Cortaro, Arizona
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Safford (Sombrero) Peak Via North Scenic Drive is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cortaro, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The Show more
#2 - Scenic, Passey, Packrat Trail Loop
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 52 m
Scenic, Passey, Packrat Trail Loop is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cortaro, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
#3 - Sanctuary Cove Loop
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
Sanctuary Cove Loop is a 1 mile loop trail located near Cortaro, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more
#4 - Sweetwater Trail to the Sonoran Desert Museum
Cortaro, Arizona
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
This Trail Begins at the end of Camino del Cerro.  It is a low level hike so can be very hot and with little shade.  The trail is rather rocky and is a workout for the knees and ankles.  The trail is Show more
#5 - Pusch Peak via Linda Vista Trail [CLOSED]
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Note: Closed due to wildfire. Note: This trail is in the Coronado National Forest desert bighorn closure area, so between January 1 and April 30 it is prohibited to enter beyond 400 feet off designatShow more
#6 - Ironwood Forest Picture Rocks Wash Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Ironwood Forest Picture Rocks Wash Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortaro, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#7 - North Trail
Tucson Mountain Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 50 m
North Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Cortaro, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and running.Show more
#8 - Bren Benchmark
Tucson Mountain Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Bren Benchmark is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cortaro, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more