The Santa Cruz River Park Trail follows the Santa Cruz River throughout Tucson, providing access to various amenities and neighborhoods, as well as the Rillito River Park Trail, Cañada del Oro River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway. It offers more than 40 miles of pathway along both sides of the river, which is a dry wash during most of the year.
Much of the paved trail is paralleled by a soft-surface path preferred by equestrians and joggers. The greenway is also part of a larger trail network called The Loop that will one day encompass 130 miles of trail throughout Tucson.
You can access the Santa Cruz River Park Trail wherever it crosses a road. Parking is available at the following locations:
- the ballfields off El Camino del Cerro west of the river
- Christopher Columbus Park off Silverbell Road
- off Riverview Boulevard just north of where it meets Apache Drive
- at the end of Ontario Street at Riverside Road
- a trailhead shared with the Julian Wash Greenway on Santa Cruz Lane (south of Silverlake Road)