Explore the best nature trips trails in Arizona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My dog Alexis and I had a great hike! She loved all the water! A very nice hike. The water crossings were low and easy. A very relaxing day. I can't wait to go again!

Great scenery. Hidden Valley could use a few cairns to show the way. We built a couple.

This is a fun hike wild flowers were in bloom. I didn't do photos of the hot springs only because it should be experienced....Go on this hike take a friend .... Jump in the river!

backpacking
11 hours ago

Nice trail. Great flowers. Moderate elevation slopes. Nice day hike.

hiking
11 hours ago

We did this hike twice on recent trip to Tucson. Valley temps were 90's so great way to escape the heat! I would hike counter-clockwise for nice trek following a stream through the woods. About mid-point You can detour on the Wilderness of Rocks trail (as out and back) for some other views. On the backside there were a few big views. The last part of the decent is rocky and a bit steep. Probably more shade once the leaves come out in spring. This is a busy location so arrive early for parking.
Note: The actual trail does not match up to the Forest Service trail shown on Garmin hiking GPS. The trail is obvious but if you are following the Garmin it will give some doubt the first time you do this trail.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great loop hike with big views along the way. I would recommend hiking counter-clockwise beginning on the old forest road. This way your assent is on the steep rocky trail and decent on a longer moderate switchbacks. Be aware there is zero shade along the trail! Top can be windy. There are a couple of partly shady nooks at the top for a lunch spot.

Great hike with wonderful view.

Great trail. Vegas has so much to offer besides the strip! Super easy to access from Vegas. Hike in the morning, appreciate nature then head back to Sin City to enjoy the other side of what this wonderful city has on offer.

Great view, tougher hike than expected.

I have lived in Tucson for almost 40 years. I have always heard that Tanque Verde Falls were beautiful, but never took the time to see for myself. The pictures I have seen do not do it justice. My teenage son goes there frequently to cliff jump into some of the swollen pools, but I went for the beauty. you definitely need to be careful in the upper falls area, and I can see why so many people have fallen to injury or death there. in the future, I am certainly going to explore this area more, but I am going to wear better shoes.

hiking
14 hours ago