Looking for a great trail near Vail, Arizona? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers 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 Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Vail ranging from 3.3 to 19.2 miles and from 2,844 to 8,667 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
5 days ago

Lovely views with unique indigenous plants pointed out by our hotel hiking guide who was very knowledgeable. Worth the visit to this lesser known national park especially if you are in the tuscon area

No water

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

I wouldn’t recommend unless you’re comfortable seeing a bunch of naked middle aged men who don’t try to conceal their nudity whatsoever. At the beginning of the trail it says to beware of nudity but I almost thought it was a joke and wasn’t expecting naked middle aged men. As for the trail, it’s pretty easy and well kept.

hiking
9 days ago

Early start, overcast, was a great morning to be on this trail in the summer. A two rattlesnake hike. You can go a long way on this trail, but turned around at 4 miles because it was heating up.

Very easy trail but no bathrooms so bring plenty of water. While hiking I saw tons of birds, rabbits, deer (and a coyote on my drive to the park). Hiked the loop very fast so I added another section to my hike. Very well marked and practically no change in elevation. Took 2 hours for my 5 mile hike, trail is well marked and easy to stay on. Perfect for those who don’t want to hike upward and great for pictures. Trail had some steps but was mostly gravel/sand.

One of my favorite spots in Tucson, if you love to meditate and have a nice swim to cool down! A pretty quick walk to the water and a pretty easy trail! A tip, just bring lots of water, electrolytes like pedialyte pops helps a lot to keep you hydrated along with a hat so you don’t lose a lot of energy!

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail on Sunday, June 30. It was a really nice trail but we seriously under estimated the heat & amount of water we needed to carry.. My husband & I with our two adult children got on the trail at 9:00 am but given the heat in Tucson that was too late. We were a mile & half from the end when I suffered from heat exhaustion & was dehydrated unable to continue walking. We called 911 as I wasn’t able to proceed. Our older son went to get some help & my husband & younger son stayed back with me. The rangers & paramedics were amazing as they got to us with water & electrolytes. They brought a horse with them & helped me back to the trailhead & also helped my husband & younger son walk back to the trailhead. Lesson learned for us folks from the East coast to not underestimate the heat or water requirements in this area. Despite all the hiking we have done, this one was a lesson learned experience indeed.

on Tanque Verde Ridge

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

The views on this trail did not disappoint! I was expecting the hike to be more difficult due to the moderate rating. We were easily able to hike with a one-year-old in tow; she even did some hiking too. Easily one of my favorite hikes.

Great trail. Awesome view of mica mountain, Tanque Verde peak and Rincon peak

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

I thought this trail was mild to moderate just a lot of elevation but beautiful sightseeing. got to see snakes birds deer and all kinds of bugs

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

Went on this hike with my 12 year old nephew. We originally wanted to hike the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon trail toward the Cienega creek but took the wrong path (south of the GZDC trailhead). Silver lining, the trail had great desert views but unfortunately a dry wash.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Mostly dirt path. Well marked. Crossed a few wash areas so definitely keep monsoons in mind if hiking at that time of year. The elevation changes are slight but usually have more of a sandy path or rock. Easy trail. Not much shade. Wear sunscreen & hats!

I would recommend this trail to not very experienced mountain bikers that want to get really good views and see some wildlife! I loved the trail

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Loma Verde to Garwood Dam and Little Wildhorse Tank.

backpacking
no shade
snow
5 months ago

Beautiful to experience the desert, forest, and snow all in one trip. Pushed for Manning Camp in one day for one night camp. Going up and down the Saddle wears you out, on both round trips. There was snow on top. Good to start early.

Great trail. Loved walking in my he wash at the end. Gorgeous. Well marked.

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