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


Nogales, Arizona Map

Excelentes vistas con el sirriri

Súper fun trail. It has amazing views specially if your there for the sunset.

A bit over grown. But still a great little out and back

De nueva cuenta pero con la mejor compañía: La Perla

Fuí un día después de llover. El arroyo llevaba agua. Caminé por el arroyo, ví venados, coatíes, coyotes y gatos monteses devorando a un cervatillo. Fue una gran experiencia.

2 months ago

Easy Trail, oak trees, pines etc just awesome

4 months ago

Very lovely creek! We saw many cows in this area.

8 months ago

We hiked around the entire lake today, 2.87 or 2.97 miles according to my friends GPS tracker., I think entire hike only took a couple of hours, maybe slightly longer. The first half of the trail was pretty easy. After we crossed the dam it got a little trickier, definitely some slippery spots with lots of loose rocks, etc. We (4 adults, 2 large dogs), found our way around the entire lake staying near the shore. The trail was mostly easy to see & follow. The water level was quite low, I’m not sure we would’ve been able to do this if water level had been higher. Though our dogs did great & loved the adventure there were times we had to send one adult ahead, release the dog to manage the terrain on their own & then the other adult would follow. Maybe other hikers are used to this but we weren’t so I’m not sure I would recommend this hike with dogs & I definitely wouldn’t take younger children on the 2nd half of this hike. All in all we really enjoyed the hike & it was beautiful.

8 months ago

Beautiful moderate hike. We started and finished on the Cobre Ridge Loop Trail however we only wanted to hike about 5.5 miles so we took a short cut using marked dirt roads that are throughout area. The view of Montana peak and the valley to the west were amazing. We saw several old mines, the old dam and and numerous white tail deer. We did not see other people. Ruby road is not paved and there are some areas that are a little rough getting to the "trail head" - which is an even rougher dirt road.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One of AZ' best

Sunday, April 30, 2017

not many other hikers out during the summer hours.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Narrow trail but well worn. We didn't see another person the whole hike. The trail could be dangerous but we did it with our kids aging from 10 to 15. Spectacular views.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Trail is pretty easy and decent once you get closer to the lake. Weeds are tall, don't wear shorts lol. Past the damn however, it gets kind of dangerous especially if you have your dog with you (she almost fell into a ditch). Trail gets difficult, not well marked, narrow, rocky, inclines, etc. Would not go past halfway around the lake again! It was challenging getting back. Had to find a dirt road above and walked the main road instead after a long while.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Beautiful views!!! The lookout cabin is not there anymore, it burnt down a few years ago in the last forest fire.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Easy trail for the whole Family, flat and pet friendly.

paddle sports
Friday, January 22, 2016

Great hike! Description says 3 miles out/back but we chose to continue over the dam and around the entire lake. Maybe 6.5 miles? The last mile or so was off trail and made up but you can't get lost with the lake in view :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Trailhead is (now) well marked, particularly when coming from Ruby. Large brown FS signs for the trail, and for the parking area across the road. There is a left turn onto route 39 about 10 miles down Ruby Road. Route 39 turns to dirt soon after. Lat:31.40493 Lon:-111.14698 (from http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/Atascosa_Lookout_0000.asp)

The trail itself was well marked and easy to follow. I was glad to have chosen pants and boots, despite the 100F forecast. Beautiful 360 view from the top, around the various weather and communication installations. Cool at the top as well, owing to the steady wind. Past a concrete cistern, and a helicopter landing area near the top. Round trip took right at 4 hours, including lingering at the top for probably 15 minutes.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I went to do this today, and couldn't find the trailhead. Even asked a Park Ranger and they didn't know of it. Tried everything. If you have an idea, let me know. I did the Lake trail instead, which worked out for my dogs, but I still want to find this trail!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Water is beautiful.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

beautiful lake!!! to bad water had mercury couldn't fish but pretty none the less!! heard they drained it and refilled since I was there!

nature trips
Sunday, May 18, 2014

great rock jumping! and love the white Bridge and nature walks.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 01, 2013

A outstanding bike loop down south of Arivaca and near the border. Spectacular scenery and even the ruins of an old smelter about 5 miles in. Ride counter-clockwise as there are numerous hills and dips. Some old wildcat mines along the road (two track the whole way) and active mines as well. You may encounter some hunters, but it seems even the Border Patrol doesn't go down here--never saw any all day. Took us 3 1/2 hours but we stopped a lot to take photos, look around, etc. Afterwards, stop at the La Gitana Cantina in Arivaca for beers and green chili cheese burgers. Great end to a wonderful day. Take plenty of water and bike repair stuff as you are miles from any help. Warsaw Gulch is a beauty and had flowing water when we rode this route.

6 months ago

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