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

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This is a lovely moderate hike with great views south looking at Tucson and beyond. A good trail to take visitors on.

This is a wonderfully hard and satisfying uphill hike! It is 10 miles total. I’ve never seen horses on this trail nor would it be a good trail for them. 4,200’ of elevation gain.

One of the coolest views of the city!

Beautiful, clean trail with plenty of challenging aspects: the incline, the terrain and the heat (this time of year). Highly recommend arriving just after sunrise to enjoy this one. You’ll leave feeling accomplished. Note: there was still water in some of the Romero Pools, but not all. Some rainfall will fix that quickly, I’m sure. Still a beautiful hike!

hiking
4 days ago

Highly recommend for sunset. The views are beautiful, it’s easy to find and follow, and it’s a good workout! My only complaint is that it’s pretty crowded - even in the summer!

hiking
4 days ago

Nice easy hike. Beautiful!!

It was 108 today. I hiked with my 18 year old daughter. We had plenty of water. We stayed hydrated but it was just hot. Towards the end we were hating life. Every step down was a massive effort. Realistically, we should have turned back before we reached the end of the trail. But now that I’m cooled off, I’m really proud of the picture I have of the end of trail sign. We want to do this again anytime the temperature is under 100.

It was really hot. I drank all my 2 liter of Mt. Dew and was really thirsty, and I didn't have any Sour Patch Kids

The trail system consists of 12 separated trails that are interconnected. We started at 7am Saturday, numerous bikers out using the trails, we had to move a number of times to let the bikers pass. That was very annoying, but after 9am, they disappeared. We hiked roughly 15 miles through about 10 of the interconnecting trails, great views of the desert floor and surrounding nature.

hiking
11 days ago

Isolated and a great trail if you want to meditate and observe the core of the Catalina Mountains. Not sure if I went all the way to the end because I was stopped by an accumulation of rocks with no signs and no extended trail anywhere beyond that point.

Amazing views, clean and challenging trail. Might be lucky like me and spot Javelinas towards the evening hours.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Once you're comfortable riding the trails then you look for another one.

One of my favorites in the Tucson area. June 1 and other than meeting two early birds on the way down, had the trail to ourselves. Started at around 9am ...97 degrees. Lots of “stairs” and this is a leg workout. Logged 6 Miles in a little under three hours.

No water at falls this time of year. Great hike though! I need to do this in the wet season.

I’ve just recently started hiking so this trail was definitely challenging for me. A friend and I made it to the falls area 05/20/18. I wanted to quit a few times along the way.

We started our hike at 5:15 am and arrived back to the vehicle by 10:00 am. I drank 3 liters of water.

I am so thankful to all of the strangers that passed by picking up on my “quitter” vibe and offered such encouraging lies such as, “You’re almost there!”, “Oh so close, don’t stop!”, and my favorite, “It’s just around the bend.”, all the while we still had no less than a mile + left.
If not for your push I quite possibly would have quit. That hike was so important to me as it was the one year anniversary to of my brother’s passing. I had to make it to the end and back.

The view is beautiful. The trail is rocky and rough at times. Wear good hiking shoes/boots rather than running shoes if you have weak ankles or are a beginner hiker. My legs were so PO at me by the time i had started back down the trail that they absolutely refused to pick my feet up so I stubbed my toes and tripped a lot going down. So thankful no one knew my name as I’m pretty sure I looked like I was coming off of a binger at the last stretch to the trailhead.

Will definitely do this one again.

hiking
15 days ago

I love walking this paved trail. It’s a great workout. It offers beautiful views of Tucson.

Easy, short hike especially during golden hour. Gives you an idea of what the whole NP has to offer. The informational placards were nice.

hiking
16 days ago

Terrific trail. Very pretty, and about an hour in the breeze through the Canyon was wonderful! Servers areas of kush green. Peace and quiet and nature.

Loved it here. Even in 95 degree weather

I went alone and close to sunset. The view was amazing and very peaceful. The location feels like you’re driving to the middle of nowhere but the directions took me straight to the trailhead. I’d definitely do it again when I have more daylight to explore further.

I am not from the area (from Corvallis, OR), but it was an excellent hike to enjoy Tucson’s scenery. Great rocky views as you go into the canyon. I don’t think we went all the way to the end of the trail, but we must of been close. The rocky terrain is very doable, but I would suggest hiking boots. Went around 7:30 AM, lots of lizards out to sunbathe!

hiking
18 days ago

Good hike. First time on the trail. Saw 3 snakes though...one king snake at the bottom of the trail and two rattlesnakes within .5 from the end of the trail. One rattled and warned us, almost stepped on the other (was around 945 am). Other than that it was fine!

Very nice. We saw rabbits and lizards. Great for my little walkers.

Good easy hike. A little over an hour with few stops

20 days ago

Best hike in Saguro

Beautiful trail, but much more difficult than I was led to believe. I have a fair amount of hiking experience and this was a rougher trek than I was expecting. Also climbing up and down the falls can be sketchy even if the rocks aren't wet they're still very slick. Also call ahead and make sure the falls are running before taking this trail. We didn't think do so and the falls only had small pools no running water not even a trickle. I'd go back if I knew the falls were running, but if not there's no way.

Edit: it's also a bit longer than indicated

Nice hike with plenty of blooming cacti! Super hot with no shade coverage, bring sunscreen and water. Pretty flat the whole hike.

Great flat hike with tall Saguaro Cacti

Love this trail,, saw big horns on the way up and again on the way down!! Lucky day!!

great hike with beautiful vistas

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