Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Paved all the way up, very busy on the weekends (and most mornings) but plenty of space for everyone. It’s a steep uphill hike so it’s definitely a good workout. City views and not far from downtown/UofA.

Great family trail, not to difficult yet a good decent hike. Dog friendly

23 days ago

good hike, horrible run! 23 minute uphill, 11 minute downhill.

Trails are poorly marked. We foraged around in sand for what seemed like forever. Never found petroglyphs. Walked North and south trails. Took the sidewalk to get back to parking lot. I just couldn't kick sand around any Ionger. There's a rock bridge and some interesting rocks but, nothing to see if you've driven southern Arizona and taken in it's incredible sites. Boring.

Dogs are allowed.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Beautiful desert county. Lots of wildlife curious about the ponies.
Pretty dense and narrow in places.
Some hairy spots where I felt more comfortable to dismount my mare and lead her.

Awesome workout, I enjoy watching planes takeoff and land while listening to Air Traffic Control on my phone. This hike restores my faith in humanity, seeing so many families out working out together and trying to get in shape. This hike is definitely not easy!

hiking
2 months ago

The views were great but the end of the trail isn’t very cute. I expected something else I guess

hiking
2 months ago

If you are looking fora work out, this is the hike you want. Summer get really hot in Tucson, so 630 to 730 is a good window to scape the Tucson hot weather. I loved it.

walking
2 months ago

The best cardio workout you can get in an hour! Dawn is my favorite time as it's beautiful and you can beat the crowds. Tons of wildlife and I regularly see deer, javelina, coyotes and rabbits. It's paved but could be hard on your knees on the way down. Stunning views from the top! Totally recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Started at 5:45 in the morning and the trail was busy. Not sure what hasn't already been said about the route. Definitely felt the burn on the way up and the downhill bothered one of my knees but I probably would have been ok if not for doing Mt. Lemmon yesterday. The trail signs gave me an excuse to stop and catch my breath. LOL. Crowds were a little much on the way down and I don't understand large groups that hog the path by walking side by side. But, all in all, was a good heart pumper before my drive home.

walking
2 months ago

This was my first time walking up Tumamoc. The path is a paved access road for official vehicles only.There are a few steep areas that are a nice challenge. My girlfriend and I left at 7:50pm for the cooler temps and for views of the city lights.

There are a number of plaques along the paved road with information and facts about wildlife and scenery. At almost all of the switchbacks there is a bench with a view if you need a rest or want to take in the sights. There is a small lookout area facing the city at the top.

walking
3 months ago

challenging incline, paved path, great exercise, great views, learn about local wildlife along the path, crowded

One of the coolest views of the city!

hiking
3 months 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!

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

mountain biking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

The trail starts off with an incline, and after about a mile you head down. After another set of incline/decline (2 miles total) the trail gets relatively flat and stays that way. We only did a total of 10 miles (5 miles in + 5 miles out) and saw a couple of domesticated horses and a couple of deers as well. Overall a nice, long, moderate hike but should do it when the weather is not bad as there is barely any shade

4 months ago

Amazing . Great workout . If you see the area you will see the local wildlife .

hiking
4 months ago

fun trail, good hike and easy to follow. family friendly.

4 months ago

fun full moon night hike

Great little trail! Took small kids and it was not bad at all. Not much traffic and beautiful views.

horseback riding
4 months ago

Very busy trail. A lot quieter during the week but easy and has water crossings very pretty.

I love hiking this hill

hiking
5 months ago

This paved trail was a nice hike. Not a long one, however, going up hill I could feel it! Great stops along the way with benches and information about the wild life. Going down hill was a bit tricky at first due to a knee replacement that tends to cause issues when going down. However highly recommend this hike. The views alone make it worth the walk. All ages were hiking and even some were jogging. More power to them!

This easy hike had some surprising, beautiful rock formations, including some places to scramble around and explore. It pretty easy, too, for our older dog to manage. I would definitely go again.

hiking
5 months ago

Great little hike for the start/end of the day. All paved. Open 4am-10pm.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, well marked and the stone house was pretty cool

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