Looking for a great trail near Tucson, Arizona? AllTrails has 215 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 Tucson Mountain Park or Roy P Drachman - Agua Caliente Regional Park. Ready for some activity? There are 106 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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Did get lost but found a dry river bed and lots of blooming cactus.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Nice and easy. Great city view around the end loop.

hiking
3 days ago

Great views. Saw a few deer, a red tail hawk and some black king snakes. Trail is well maintained. Saguaros, ocotillos and chollas in bloom, gorgeous.

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rocky
3 days ago

Great challenging trail. It’s a bit longer than what’s listed. Take lots of water and food. Be prepared for at least 5 hours on the trail. Views all along the way.

Awesome hike. Did it with my boyfriend and dog. Only took us 2 hours and 40minutes, but we were speeding to not run out of daylight. Pretty easy hike, with an amazing 360 view!

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bugs
off trail
rocky
washed out
4 days ago

The trail is easy to miss without following the map (download it offline). The last part isn’t even marked. The cave is easy to miss and requires risky maneuvering up and over cacti and rocks. A few loud ravens appear to be guarding it. There is a small cave with some petroglyphs but it’s a risky hike up. Lots of great variety of dessert life though.

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bugs
no shade
4 days ago

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bugs
rocky
4 days ago

Cool petroglyphs and off roading.

It's 9.6 miles total, 4.8 from the trailhead to the summit. Views are incredible at the summit, and even better from the rock outcropping about 50 meters east of the summit (there's a trail that goes there). It's mostly pretty steady uphill, but does flatten out pretty often. Very rocky, a few areas where scrambling is necessary but not too many. A lot of loose rock, which is tough when going down but no problem when going up. The saddle is a great place to take a break before the final 1.8 miles up Mount Kimball. The different ecosystems are really interesting too, changing to a thick forest with numerous trees once you go beyond the saddle. Also beyond the saddle there are a lot of side trails with no cairns or markings, easy to take the wrong trail, which we did coming down from the summit and had to reverse course.

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

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no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Amazing trail. Make sure to get enough water. Extremely Rocky so good shoes are important. Can get very windy.

Great trail! Lots of incline especially first mile. Beautiful views, great scenery. Took the dogs and they loved it! Just challenging enough for everyone. Highly recommend!

hiking
over grown
scramble
4 days ago

Just an ok hike. There aren’t any trail markers, it’s a choose your own adventure type situation. Once you get down to the riverbed it’s mostly an exercise in maneuvering around rocks. To get up to the falls there’s a bit of a scramble. I guess I got there late in the season because the falls are a trickle at this point and the pool doesn’t look very refreshing to go into.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Hydrate is the word of the day for this hike. Make sure you bring a sufficient amount of water for this hike because there’s no shade for pretty much the entire thing. Expect to bring 2-3 liters of water. Getting to the first pools feels interminable especially if you go early afternoon. This hike is best started in the morning.

Loved it! Beautiful stands of saguaros!

Great steady incline. Clean trail.

The petroglyphs are by the dried river bed. Easy to slip and fall on the rocks.

hiking
5 days ago

Very nice trail, well marked by several little bunnies. Trail is mostly utilized for bikers, but you can hear them coming without any problems. Nice view of the for mountain ranges surrounding Tucson

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

Can be tough. Lots of forks in the route in case you wanted to change it up on the spot. Not the best trail during midday in the summer time. But if you’re an early bird, this labyrinth of trails can be a lot of fun!

0.6 mile hike. Last 0.8 miles in car until remembered to turn off app

hiking
scramble
5 days ago

This was a great hike. There isn’t a lot of elevation so you can really speed down the trail if you’re not big on stopping every few feet to take pictures. I got to the gala towards the end of the day and had the place to myself for a bit.

Great trail but it is not marked well on the back side. We got off the trail and into a bunch of jumping cacti. Outside of that - awesome time.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
6 days ago

One of my most favorite hikes, such a beautiful trail.

hiking
no shade
6 days ago

For an easy trail, this one offers a lot...super impressive saguaros all along, and lots of other native flora with good signage for identifying. Lovely view and benches at the end make for a nice quick stroll and place for a snack.

hiking
no shade
6 days ago

This trail, according to Gaia GPS is 8.74 miles round trip from the parking lot. Note that you need to pay $5 to park. It took me 4 hrs on the nose including stopping to take a few photos on the return hike. The trail is generally easy to follow but not particularly well-marked at the dry stream crossings. The map on All Trails is accurate so if you question your direction, take a look. This trail isn't far from town and I had at least 3G cell service for most of the trail if that matters to you. I departed the parking area at 4 pm and was treated to a great sunset and cooler air on the walk back. The trail is not that remarkable until the falls at the end , but it is an easy and not that challenging way to do a desert walk. I'm just visiting Tuscon so not sure how it compares to other trails but I'd recommend it to anyone.

On any given day within a suitable season this trail is terrific; valleys surround you and give plenty of shade when started early. If you are lucky enought to trail and find the falls and river with water then you'll know that the trail forward is worth the time and energy. I recommend sunscreen and water for the trail.

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