Explore the most popular trails near Marana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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The only downside was the walk on the wash trail to return to the trailhead.

Nice views and good excercise

Beautiful! Very nice in the late fall, definitely worth it and not too hard.

Pretty tough scramble, for the distance. We took this route back to the truck and the long way around got the way up. Nice views, no people.

1 month ago

Challenging hike but rewarded with views at each challenging step. Definitely worth it and will definitely be back.

Awesome trail! Awesome views!! A must see!!

Rocky but great morning hike.

Hiked the Alamo Springs loop northbound and took the Spur back toward the trail head. It rained super hard the night before so the trail was really clean and the ground was somewhat packed down. Great trail for a few hour hike...bring lots of water for this 6 miler.

Watch out for the bulls!!

Not a trail!!!

4 months ago

This isn't a maintained trail and is accessible only through Canyon Pass private property. Trail head was informally put in place when Marana trail workers were building out the Ridgeline Trail...and one can still take the steep, but short hike up to Ridgeline from here. The loop part shown on the map are just animal trails. Due to the wild horses in this area, there are numerous paths to follow throughout this area.

7 months ago

The first 3 miles of the trail is awesome ! great scenery, tons of petrified wood and a moderately challenging hike. The rest was kinda lame... Hiking through the resort and along the road. Next time I'll turn around half way and enjoy the best part twice.

Great morning hike! Recommend starting up Alamo springs to start and finishing on the valley floor. Will definitely do it again. Great views of Tucson, resort area and deeper in virgin views of canyon.

I enjoy this hike when at The Ritz-Carlton. Not at all strenuous and minimal elevation.

Beautiful area and views, difficult to find the route. Don't even attempt in bad weather. Also, closed in the spring.

Beautiful hike with a well maintained and marked trail. Loved this hike!

They call it “Upper” Javelina for a reason! I’m a seasoned hiker, yet I struggled on the steep and continuous climb! At one point, I was scaling boulders—something for which I was not prepared. Consequently, I cut my hike short by taking the Hotel Spur Trail, which offers a shortcut back to the hotel. Tip: Grab a map at the trailhead and study it. The trails are color-coordinated. Once you figure that out, you’re good to go! Such a beautiful trail and a great workout!

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8 months ago

8 months ago

Great easy warmup hike for a first time Tucson area hiker. Offers some cool views and a good opportunity to familiarize a first timer with the surrounding terrain.

8 months ago

Too much walking in the washes at the beginning, although maybe that’s a personal preference. Once you got into the mountains more it was very pretty but the first couple miles were through the wash, which I wasn’t a fan of. The trail(s) were tricky to find at some points. Wear layers- it was chillier than expected up there. I also would not categorize this as a hard hike- more moderate for sure. Was not too challenging although there were small spurts that were steep at times.

Not accessible to the public. Private property. Zero Stars.

Great hike. It was raining. Very beautiful

9 months ago

Trailhead is within a resort hence the restricted road use in the directions. But very friendly and gave directions to lot. We opted to connect to upper javelina then to wild mustang and back on wild burro. 8 miles. Not as ‘hard’ as I would’ve expected. Rabbit, birds, lizards. Not too crowded even for a Saturday.

Great hike with our pooch! Beautiful trail and views. So much petrified wood. Must have been an ancient forest. Interesting rock formations. Will hike this trail again.

Usually I enter this trail from Lower to Upper Javelina. Initial trail hike begins in wash, climbing west out of the wash a couple miles in. Another option on this trail is to cross the wash east a tad further down and take Alamos trail south back to trailhead merge/resort area. Alamos trail popular with resort guests and dogs as you near end.

Nice elevation change with good views of the valley and south to the Tucson Mountains.

took the family out for a few nights next to rugged top mountain for peace, relaxing and that's what we got under the stars on new yrs eve 2017. we packed in and packed out without a trace of trash which should be at all times. a beautiful scenic view.

Awesome hike very expansive views. A total of over 10 miles from WIld Burro Trail Head.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Love this hike!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

always a great time.

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