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Great views although it is a constant but gradual up hill hike. In the summer you need to start early and we did not. The heat caused us to turn back not long after the Highjinks connector.

The download track did not match the trail however if you go through the arch at the trailhead (see photos) it is the best marked trail we have hiked in Arizona.

Highly recommended.

Easy trail we did at Grandma’s pace. Nice little info signs. Foxes are active during the day. Mountain lions roam right here at night- they have night cameras- look for tracks!

off road driving
8 months ago

We have taken our motorcycle up there a few times. It is a fun trail the last climb up rice peak can get tricky with only two wheels

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We really enjoyed this hike and the terrain is so different than in Tucson. We're not very experienced hikers but I'd say this falls into the "easy" category. Overall very much enjoyed Oracle State Park.

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

We were amazed at how spectacular this trail is. The views are amazing and the scenery is so different from everything else in the Tucson area. There are flowers and beautiful yuccas. There's a bit of scrambling up or down involved, depending on at what end you start. Great hike!!

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

It was a nice walk. It was our second trail in Oracle SP and the first one we did (Granite Overlook Loop Trail) was spectacular. This one is easy and we liked it!

Great trail. Well maintained beautiful scenery.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We took the Arizona Trail from American flag Ranch to Rice Peak. Great views and solitude until the last 2 miles when we hit the road. Didn't enjoy waking up the steep 4x4 road, but the view from Rice Peak was great and we had it to ourselves. More information here: http://yourcameraisnotbigenough.blogspot.com/2016/04/are-you-telling-me-i-could-have-driven.html?m=1

off road driving
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Took RZR out all the way to the peak. Views were fantastic. A couple challenging areas but overall a great ride. Weather was good. Saw 10 deer and lots of wild turkeys. On the way out went up the control road to pepper sauce cave. Sweet cave

Friday, August 14, 2015

Always a great 3-4hr trip. Depends on the route taken.

hiking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Update on Getting There: The county has paved the road most of the way now and diverted around the dirt road that went to the trail. From the Mount Lemmon Highway, watch for American Flag Ranch Road turn onto it. In a few hundred feet you'll see the trail sign as described.

This section of the Arizona Trail starts at around 4,000 feet in elevation, making it a good hike for late summer when it is really hot and humid at lower elevations. That is also a great time to see wildflowers because this area gets some good rains. There were even 'shrooms this time.

I'm not sure where 7.4 miles would take you on the trail. You could take it all the way to Mount Lemmon if you have the stamina and supplies. Expansive views of the San Pedro River valley to the east and the rolling foothills of the Catalinas to the west. You'll encounter a few steep sections after the first hour and a half and it climbs steadily from there on. After all, it has to reach 9,000 feet eventually.

off road driving
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This trail is a moderate trail that requires high clearance 4x4. Steep and rocky with only one technical climb over a 2.5 foot ledge. The trail has very tight off camber switchbacks that require multi point turns even in a short wheelbased Jeep. Shelf road along Oracle ridge will get your heart pumping in a few spots.The views are awesome. Bring a camera

hiking
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I'm afraid you can't get in now. The Oracle State Park has been closed as a State-wide money-saving ploy. However, you can take the same trail through the Oracle State Park using the Arizona Trail from American Flag to Tiger Road. I rated it from other people's descriptions.

hiking
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hiking
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