Hiking in Tucson

Family Hiking in Mount Lemmon, Tucson
Family Hiking in Mount Lemmon, Tucson

Tucson is surrounded by five sweeping mountain ranges, most of which are protected by our federal government as Park Lands.  These ranges and the foothills leading to them offer hundreds of miles of hiking trails for hikers of all different skill levels. You’ll find all types of terrain ranging from dusty desert dotted by cactus to sprawling aspen and pine groves and everywhere in between.  Add in the famously fantastic weather and Hiking in Tucson is a year-round, premier Outdoor Activity!


Check Out These Fun Trails and Paths to Get You Started!

Tucson Urban Trails

Find the great outdoors just a short distance from your home or office with the Tucson Urban Trails.  With an entry point just minutes from anywhere in the city, these walking / hiking paths offer an excellent way to relax after a long day or get some exercise with your puppy.  There is a path down the street from my house that I use religiously 🙂

Tucson Urban Loop

Both Marana and Oro Valley are growing at an amazing rate, so creating simple paths and trails to travel between the cities became paramount. The Tucson Urban Loop (fondly referred to as “The Loop”) is an ever-ongoing (some say neverending) project of 55 car-free miles of trails around Tucson and connecting it to our neighboring communities of Marana and Oro Valley. It’s can be used by both pedestrians and the wheeled travelers to get around the city quickly and safely.  Remember, if it doesn’t have a combustion engine, get it on The Loop!

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

Travel down the banks of the Santa Cruz River basin, just a bit West of Downtown Tucson, and you’ll find a flat, well-paved path that connects Grant Road and 29th Street.  There is even a little history lesson thanks to the piece of the Anza National Historic Path.  Skip the drive home after work in Downtown Tucson and instead get back to nature with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail!

Learn about these and other great Tucson Hiking Trails and Paths at TrailLink.com