Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
10 days 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.

hiking
3 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!

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 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

hiking
5 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.

Love this hike!

This hike is a great workout! That first mile up gets your heart pumping.

I would not recommend bringing dogs on this trail because the terrain is rough. We ran into some people with a dog and it was panting like crazy and I'm sure its paws were scratched up. The dog's owner looked like he also shouldn't have been out on that trail and I wanted to scream at him for subjecting his dog to this discomfort. What is wrong with people?

Anyway, I highly recommend this hike for people only. :)

Awesome trail with beautiful views, well marked!

Great trail did a combo from Upper Javlina to the Community trail to Lower Javalina back to WIld Burro Trailhead for a total of 8.3 miles...

Great hike overall really like the elevation changes....

hiking
9 months ago

Went from Wild Burro to Wild Mustang...10 miles. Great views some nice climbing...top of the Tortalitta Mts.

Almost whole thing is within site of hotel. Nice view near top.

This trail is private so I couldn't even get it. Any tips on how to get in?

hiking
11 months ago

Great, beautiful hike! We got lucky with cloud coverage in the morning so the heat wasn't that bad. I'm glad we followed the Alamo Springs trail first rather than following Wild Burro first. Wild Burro was just the floor of the canyon where Alamo Springs was a beautiful, rocky hike. A swarm of bugs kept following us which was a nuisance but this was very enjoyable!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Went on this trail for National Trail Hike this year. Not an experienced hiker, a bit of struggle. Was incredible beautiful scenery! Definitely jump started my interest in hiking!!

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

I was in a Jeep and parked here 32°27'6.36"N 111°29'4.51"W. The road wasn't too bad (dry season).

I wish the people here would put up signs to the parking areas and/or trails. I'm sure I wasn't on an official trail. It seems to me that the environmental impact would be minimized if people knew where to go.

Can't find shade? Here's a place: 32°27'0.03"N 111°29'13.33"W. Again probably not on the official trail. .
I didn't get to the peak, but I was able to see a big horn sheep. In my opinion, the only reason to go through all of this trouble is to see one.

Don't do what I did and hike alone. Too many places where you could slip and fall. I fell several times on my rear end coming down.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The wash was hot but trail was nice, didn't finish it in ten to go again

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Beautiful trail - lots of blooms right now

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