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Best trails in Tucson

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Looking for a great trail near Tucson, Arizona? AllTrails has 241 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Tumamoc Desert Laboratory or Tucson Mountain Park. Ready for some activity? There are 118 moderate trails in Tucson ranging from 0.7 to 54.4 miles and from 2,214 to 9,107 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Bridal Wreath Falls Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Good after some rain. After April the falls may not have waterShow more
#2 - Wasson Peak via King Canyon and Hugh Norris Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Great views, plenty of wildlife, and the high point of the Tucson Mountains. This hike follows King Canyon Trail to the junction with Sweetwater Trail, then to Wasson Peak. All trailheads are clearly marked with signs, and the trails are easy to follow. There is an admission fee at the Saguaro National Park Visitor center.Show more
#3 - Tumamoc Hill
Tumamoc Desert Laboratory
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Great hike up a well-paved hill with perfect city views. Since this hike is on university property, it is one of the only hikes in the Tucson Mountain Range that permits night hiking. This makes it the perfect hike for sunrise/sunset watching. Tumamoc Hill is a research station that has been studied since 1906. Travel is permitted all the way to the top but on pavement only. Open 4am-10pm No dogs permitted Stay on paved paths Accessibility: Although some stroller and wheelchair users may be able to navigate this trail as it is paved and wide (typically at least five feet), the grade is above 10% for most of the trail so it may be too steep with too many switchbacks for most manual wheelchair and stroller users.Show more
#4 - Catalina Canyon Loop Trail
Catalina State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
This is a fun, moderate hike that has a well-defined trail. Along the trail are many different desert plants, la cholla, prickly pear, sahauro, and desert shrubs. The first half of the hike, you will have a constant view of rugged mountain ridges. The second half of the hike will drop you down and right along a wash/creek bed that you will cross four times. During the monsoon season (May- August) the wash will be full of water, so be careful when crossing. Also remember that this is the desert and with it comes desert critters (snakes, scorpions, etc.) Keep your eyes open and you will be fine, and remember to drink lots of water!! During the summer months the best time to hike, would be in the morning hours. Show more
#5 - Brown Mountain Trail via Brown Mountain Picnic Area
Tucson Mountain Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#6 - Linda Vista Loop Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
This is a great moderate hike, that captures great desert landscape and rugged mountain views. From the trail head, hike east up the obvious path towards Pusch Peak. The trail will lead you up and along a small canyon,l which will be on your left. This hike ends once you are at the base of a 250-300 foot peak. There is a small trail that will lead you to the top of this peak, if your ready for the up hill push! It makes for a great city view. You will notice a few side trails along the way, however if you stay on the east to west trail, you will be right on. Ample parking is available off Oracle and Linda Vista. The walk up the trail is easy to moderate, with lots of rock steps to climb over. The second half of the trail is downhill, with more rock steps. This is a good hike to do if you only have an hour or so. Plan to do this loop in the morning during the summertime. That way you will be in the shade of Pusch Ridge above. The trail offers beautiful views both up the trail, looking at Pusch Ridge, and down the trail, looking at Oro Valley. Lots of birds are seen throughout the area.Show more
#7 - King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
#8 - Wasson Peak via Sweetwater Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
This is one of a few routes leading to Wasson Peak. Leaving El Camino Del Cerro trailhead, you will follow Sweetwater Trail until you meet the junction with King Canyon Trail. The signs at this intersection will point you north towards Wasson Peak.Show more
#9 - Hidden Canyon Bowen Loop Trail
Tucson Mountain Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 58 m
This is an incredible hike, gorgeous. Don't hike it in the summer, too hot.Show more
#10 - Maiden Pools
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
The Maiden Pools are one of several sights along the Ventana Canyon. This trail is rocky and loose. Hikers may choose to continue up Ventana Canyon to Window Peak.Show more
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