Looking for a great trail near Oracle, Arizona? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Saguaro National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Oracle ranging from 1.6 to 15.7 miles and from 3,891 to 5,387 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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muddy
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail for the first time ever last week, in my LR3. Ground clearance was never an issue, but still need to practice caution and common sense. Bring the right gear and plenty of water.

What a great trail. Well marked, good moderate cardio and beautiful views. Be sure to stop by the Oracle Park souvenir store for some historical Kannaly house history and four level tour of their hone that was built in 1929.

This is my 2nd time hiking this trail and must say that it is one beautiful well marked trails all part of the Arizona trails that is a great workout for all you moderate hikers.

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rocky
6 months ago

Great horseback riding trail.

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike. Very interesting rock formations and beautiful views. The trail was well groomed and there were benches to sit and look at the views along the way. Was glad we did it clockwise as coming down was steep. If you prefer a better workout, go counter clockwise.

Very easy trail with some nice views and an interesting old “Wildlife Viewing Station”. Check out the Kannally Ranch House, an old Mediterranean style home, which is now the State Park Office.

One of the most enjoyable trails we have been on. Signage could not be better. No one has mentioned the rocks along the trail - there are many varieties and a lot of them are beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful transition from high desert to pines. When on the middle of the ridge you can see one ecosystem on the right and a different ecosystem (with vastly different flora) on the left! Con: much of the “trail” is a well-used system of quite rocky roads. Not too inspiring. But the real trail more than makes up for it. Also you have to go quite a bit out of your way to leave a vehicle at the top. Unless, of course, you take the old/steep/rutted 25 mile back road (if it is open). My Garmin showed the hike was 12.6 miles with 6500 feet of climbing. Know what you are getting into. Some areas we got a bit confused about the trail before realizing you sometimes have to go through gates in the fence. Even with this the trail is easy to follow but if obscured by snow may be difficult to find without a GPS. Overall this is a classic and highly recommended!

11 months ago

We did it on Jeep rubicon which is modified for hard core off Roading. We did it on mount Lemmon back road by turning right at pepper sauce canyon. It is beautiful and easy with our vehicle. We did not do the last part. Another two door Jeep rider told us there is no turn around at the peak. Views are. Beautiful. It is rocky with loose stones. Had a running stream. You need 4x4 with differential locks and sway bar disconnect. Enjoy.

off road driving
Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Took this trail for the first time last week. Had an absolute blast. Wanted to run my '17 JK through the paces and this trail proved my JK is capable. Looking forward to going again.

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.

hiking
Saturday, June 09, 2018

Nice hike. Great view of the Biodome.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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!

hiking
Sunday, December 24, 2017

I found that the first mile of this hike is difficult because it's all up hill. After the first mile there is still plenty of hills, but there is less incline. very beautiful hike but was more difficult than anticipated.

off road driving
Thursday, November 23, 2017

We have done this a few times. We normally start in saddlebroke and drive to oracle and back. We did it on our dual sport bikes but it is much easier on a dirt bike. If you want a trail that is a lot harder go try Sutherland trail. It makes Charleau Gap feel like a walk in the park

off road driving
Thursday, November 23, 2017

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

off road driving
Sunday, August 07, 2011

Man this trail is no joke when do it with a bike, starts off good on both sides but u's extremely difficult When go thru the rock wash you will know when you get their. Lots if springs some out of the way but you definitely have to go thru some but it was a great time but I don't think a bike is a good idea...

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