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The Best Hiking in Tucson

Looking for the best hiking in Tucson? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tucson. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Tucson

  • Tucson, Arizona

    Bike The Loop at The Santa Cruz River Park

    22 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Loop is an in-development series of shared-use, hard-surface paths meant to connect all of Tucson by following the Santa Cruz River and its major tributaries. The Santa Cruz River Park contains 22 miles of The Loop (with another 40 in development) that runs along the western shore of the Sant...
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Catch a Sunset on "A" Mountain

    4.0
    0.3 mi / 250 ft gain
    In 1910 a group of University of Arizona students took local basalt rock and constructed a 160' block "A" on the east face of Sentinel Peak overlooking Tucson, giving the prominent peak its most commonly known name. Now the area is part of the 272 acre Sentinel Peak Park, and features a great net...
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Tumamoc Hill

    3.15 mi / 784 ft gain
    Tumamoc Hill is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Hike Tumamoc Hill

    5.0
    3 mi / 800 ft gain
    Tumamoc Hill is urban adventuring at it's finest. Park on Anklam Road, directly across from St Mary's Hospital, and follow the other hikers and runners to the trailhead.Tumamoc Hill is a one-lane paved road, trafficked infrequently by University of Arizona employees who work on the Hill's ecology...
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Jack and George Mountain Trail

    1.19 mi / 364 ft gain
    Jack and George Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Sabino Lake Loop

    2.33 mi / 161 ft gain
    Sabino Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Esperero, Rattlesnake and Phoneline Trail Loop

    4.32 mi / 646 ft gain
    Esperero, Rattlesnake and Phoneline Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Blackett's Ridge Trail

    5.78 mi / 1594 ft gain
    Blackett's Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Bear Canyon Trail Twenty-Nine

    15.87 mi / 3681 ft gain
    Bear Canyon Trail Twenty-Nine is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Hutch's Pool

    15.71 mi / 1893 ft gain
    Hutch's Pool is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Sabino Lake (#30), Creek Trail (#52), Rattlesnake Trail (#50), and Esperero Trail (#25)

    3.6 mi / 328 ft gain
    Sabino Lake (#30), Creek Trail (#52), Rattlesnake Trail (#50), and Esperero Trail (#25) is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Sabino to Phoneline Loop

    9.2 mi / 1991 ft gain
    Sabino to Phoneline Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail

    8.32 mi / 1375 ft gain
    Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Catalina Foothills, Arizona

    Hike to Seven Falls

    5.0
    8.25 mi / 917 ft gain
    At the main parking lot of Sabino Canyon, there are a few different trams you can take to nearby trailheads. You have the option to either hop on a tram that will take you to the 7 Falls trailhead for $4 a person, or walk the 2 miles yourself. Once at the trailhead, signs will lead you into Bear ...
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  • Catalina Foothills, Arizona

    Hike the Sabino Canyon Trail

    4.7
    This popular trail is a paved road that crosses 9 stone bridges over Sabino Creek. The creek itself is pretty dry most of the year, but after a rain it's a wonderful place to cool off and escape from the merciless desert heat. Hikers, cyclists and equestrians alike share and enjoy the trail. Ther...
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  • Catalina Foothills, Arizona

    Hike Blackette's Ridge

    5.0
    5.84 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Starting from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area you'll want to follow signs for the Bear Canyon Trail. Don't worry about how busy it seems - most of the people you see are probably only going as far as the dam or picnic areas. There is a good chance that you'll have the top all to yourself especi...
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