Five-Star Trails: Tucson
38 Spectacular Hikes around the Old Pueblo
Explore the Best Trails in Tucson, Arizona
Encircled by mountains, blessed with awe-inspiring desert scenery, and flanked to its east and west by Saguaro National Park, Tucson is an absolute hiker’s nirvana. Hundreds of trails provide endless opportunities to explore. With the expert guidance of local author Rob Rachowiecki, you’ll experience 38 five-star hiking trails, for all levels and interests, divided into six distinct areas in and around the city.
Bag a peak, or take a dip in a swimming hole. Immerse yourself in the region’s American Indian history, or wander among towering rock formations. With ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children, you can find your perfect outings with just a glance. GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads help to ensure that you always know where you are and where to go. Insights into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes entertain and educate while you are out on the trails.
Save time and make the most of your hiking adventures. Experience the best of Tucson’s breathtaking scenery, varied terrain, and amazing wildlife. Lace up, grab your pack, and hit the trail!