Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

Really easy

This is a beautiful, mostly very easy trail with one steep hill to get down. It is also very crowded with people and dogs and horses, which can be fun or stressful or fun depending on how everyone gets along.

Should be rated easy.

This is a really beautiful trail! Though I would not consider it a moderate level at all. It's very easy. The hike also is in scenic view of multiple houses so if you are looking for a hike that feels like you are deep in nature and very secluded this is not that hike. But I can say it still has very open and amazing views, so many beautiful saguaros and views of mountains!! If you are look for a hike that is actually moderate ( like I said this hike is NOT moderate it is easy ) I would suggest the lost arrow trail. Though it's very short but I did go down that path and it was a bit more difficult.

Loved this whole trail system.

Great winter hike. We went with our kids and it was great.

hiking
14 days ago

Great views of Eastern Tucson. Sadly no flowing water but a great hike for dogs.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike in late January. The first mile is definitely straight uphill, but has beautiful scenery with saguaro cacti and rock formations. The progression from climb to canyon views to grasslands made for a fun hike. Ends at an abandoned prison camp but walk another 0.2 miles to reach a developed area with stables, picnic table and bathrooms. The trail is peaceful and serene and we encountered only a handful of other people along the way.

hiking
20 days ago

Very easy but very hot. Many kinds of desert plants along the trail.

$7 fee to enter park.

Super well marked. Lots of additional trails all connected so you can go as long or short as you want. Great find.

hiking
1 month ago

Always a fun, short, easy walk. great views of Catalinas. Some years, there is enough water to enjoy walking by the stream.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this easy trail that winds through the base of the mountains, through river beds and lots of cactus and boulders. Some inclines with some shade but mostly open sunshine. Our little dogs loved it too. Looking forward to hiking it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with diverse views. Beautiful year round.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail, some steps but not hard. Very enjoyable. I did the birding trail and then picked up the loop for a total of 3.3 miles in 1.5 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

The first mile is the toughest and if you can get through that the rest will be smooth sailing. The trail is easy to follow and provided some kick ass views. Would not recommend this to someone who has bad knees.

Great short dog-friendly hike! The petroglyphs are at the end of the trail, just before the cement wall. They are on and around a rock formation on your left near the end of the trail at the following coordinates:
N 32 28 072 W 110 58 065

Cute, easy trail with a long stretch of riparian area (I recommend saving that side of the loop for the end as it is easily the most beautiful part).

Very heavily trafficked as you might expect and the trail is big and wide. This one is not for the times when you want to feel like you are in the wilderness!

off road driving
2 months ago

Great trail I took my dual sport on this trail and had a blast! We took the super gnarly trail up once we past the falls. Then we went to the pools as well. If you can't ride over rocks and boulders don't go. I watch two older guys and they only went about 1/2 mile down the trail and turned around because it was too rough for them

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Lots of mountain bikers which was kind of annoying at times. Saw several house, I prefer to be completely isolated so I wouldn’t come back to this trail. Good parking area and easy to find. Lots of trails in this area so it can be easy to accidentally take a wrong turn.

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