Tucson, AZ Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Tucson, AZ. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Cañada del Oro River Park Trail and Santa Cruz River Park Trail. With more than 12 trails covering 126 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
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Arroyo Chico Greenway

2.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

11 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway

5.7 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

David Bell Multi-Use Path

3.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

El Paso & Southwestern Greenway

0.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Golf Links-Aviation Path

9.4 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Harrison Greenway

5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Julian Wash Greenway

17.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Pantano River Park Trail

5.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Patagonia Train Track Trail

2 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Rillito River Park Trail

21.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

41.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Tucson's Arroyo Chico Greenway is a developing urban trail that will eventually link the city's downtown area and the University of Arizona with popular Gene C. Reid Park. Three trail segments are...
AZ 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Cañada del Oro River Park Trail follows its namesake waterway in the northern suburbs of Tucson from a junction with the longer Santa Cruz River Park Trail in Marana to Oro Valley. The recently...
AZ 11 mi Asphalt
The Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway closely follows Old Spanish Trail, a road that connects residential areas of Tucson with Saguaro National Park, for its entire route. Compared to some of the other...
AZ 5.7 mi Asphalt
The David Bell Multi-Use Path forms a loop around Tucson's Randolph Golf Complex, which contains both Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. The paved trail, a popular jogging...
AZ 3.1 mi Asphalt
Only a tiny portion of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway is currently open in Tucson. Built as part of the development of the city's Fire Central building (a large and modern fire station that...
AZ 0.2 mi Asphalt
The Golf Links-Aviation Path begins in downtown Tucson and runs southeast, following busy Barraza-Aviation Parkway (State Route 210) and later Golf Links Road—hence the trail's name. Road noise can be...
AZ 9.4 mi Asphalt
The Harrison Greenway is a useful north–south connection between the Pantano River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway (via a brief on-road route). All three trails are integral components of a larger...
AZ 5 mi Asphalt
The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers...
AZ 17.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Pantano River Park Trail follows Pantano Wash northwest from a junction with the Harrison Greenway to Tanque Verde Road, providing direct trail access to thousands of residents of Tucson. The...
AZ 5.9 mi Asphalt
The Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the tiny Arizona town of Patagonia. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which...
AZ 2 mi Dirt
The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved,...
AZ 21.8 mi Asphalt
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...
AZ 41.8 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

El Paso & Southwestern Greenway

AZ - 0.2 miles

Only a tiny portion of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway is currently open in Tucson. Built as part of the development of the city's Fire Central building (a large and modern fire station that...

David Bell Multi-Use Path

AZ - 3.1 miles

The David Bell Multi-Use Path forms a loop around Tucson's Randolph Golf Complex, which contains both Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. The paved trail, a popular jogging...

Pantano River Park Trail

AZ - 5.9 miles

The Pantano River Park Trail follows Pantano Wash northwest from a junction with the Harrison Greenway to Tanque Verde Road, providing direct trail access to thousands of residents of Tucson. The...

Julian Wash Greenway

AZ - 17.9 miles

The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers...

Accordion

Harrison Greenway

AZ - 5 miles

The Harrison Greenway is a useful north–south connection between the Pantano River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway (via a brief on-road route). All three trails are integral components of a larger...

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

AZ - 11 miles

The Cañada del Oro River Park Trail follows its namesake waterway in the northern suburbs of Tucson from a junction with the longer Santa Cruz River Park Trail in Marana to Oro Valley. The recently...

Golf Links-Aviation Path

AZ - 9.4 miles

The Golf Links-Aviation Path begins in downtown Tucson and runs southeast, following busy Barraza-Aviation Parkway (State Route 210) and later Golf Links Road—hence the trail's name. Road noise can be...

Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway

AZ - 5.7 miles

The Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway closely follows Old Spanish Trail, a road that connects residential areas of Tucson with Saguaro National Park, for its entire route. Compared to some of the other...

Arroyo Chico Greenway

AZ - 2.9 miles

Tucson's Arroyo Chico Greenway is a developing urban trail that will eventually link the city's downtown area and the University of Arizona with popular Gene C. Reid Park. Three trail segments are...

Rillito River Park Trail

AZ - 21.8 miles

The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved,...

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

AZ - 41.8 miles

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...

Julian Wash Greenway

AZ - 17.9 miles

The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers...

Rillito River Park Trail

AZ - 21.8 miles

The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved,...

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

AZ - 11 miles

The Cañada del Oro River Park Trail follows its namesake waterway in the northern suburbs of Tucson from a junction with the longer Santa Cruz River Park Trail in Marana to Oro Valley. The recently...

Arroyo Chico Greenway

AZ - 2.9 miles

Tucson's Arroyo Chico Greenway is a developing urban trail that will eventually link the city's downtown area and the University of Arizona with popular Gene C. Reid Park. Three trail segments are...

Accordion

Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway

AZ - 5.7 miles

The Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway closely follows Old Spanish Trail, a road that connects residential areas of Tucson with Saguaro National Park, for its entire route. Compared to some of the other...

Harrison Greenway

AZ - 5 miles

The Harrison Greenway is a useful north–south connection between the Pantano River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway (via a brief on-road route). All three trails are integral components of a larger...

El Paso & Southwestern Greenway

AZ - 0.2 miles

Only a tiny portion of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway is currently open in Tucson. Built as part of the development of the city's Fire Central building (a large and modern fire station that...

Golf Links-Aviation Path

AZ - 9.4 miles

The Golf Links-Aviation Path begins in downtown Tucson and runs southeast, following busy Barraza-Aviation Parkway (State Route 210) and later Golf Links Road—hence the trail's name. Road noise can be...

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

AZ - 41.8 miles

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...

Pantano River Park Trail

AZ - 5.9 miles

The Pantano River Park Trail follows Pantano Wash northwest from a junction with the Harrison Greenway to Tanque Verde Road, providing direct trail access to thousands of residents of Tucson. The...

Patagonia Train Track Trail

AZ - 2 miles

The Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the tiny Arizona town of Patagonia. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which...

David Bell Multi-Use Path

AZ - 3.1 miles

The David Bell Multi-Use Path forms a loop around Tucson's Randolph Golf Complex, which contains both Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. The paved trail, a popular jogging...

Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway

AZ - 5.7 miles

The Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway closely follows Old Spanish Trail, a road that connects residential areas of Tucson with Saguaro National Park, for its entire route. Compared to some of the other...

David Bell Multi-Use Path

AZ - 3.1 miles

The David Bell Multi-Use Path forms a loop around Tucson's Randolph Golf Complex, which contains both Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. The paved trail, a popular jogging...

Rillito River Park Trail

AZ - 21.8 miles

The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved,...

El Paso & Southwestern Greenway

AZ - 0.2 miles

Only a tiny portion of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway is currently open in Tucson. Built as part of the development of the city's Fire Central building (a large and modern fire station that...

Accordion

Harrison Greenway

AZ - 5 miles

The Harrison Greenway is a useful north–south connection between the Pantano River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway (via a brief on-road route). All three trails are integral components of a larger...

Pantano River Park Trail

AZ - 5.9 miles

The Pantano River Park Trail follows Pantano Wash northwest from a junction with the Harrison Greenway to Tanque Verde Road, providing direct trail access to thousands of residents of Tucson. The...

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

AZ - 11 miles

The Cañada del Oro River Park Trail follows its namesake waterway in the northern suburbs of Tucson from a junction with the longer Santa Cruz River Park Trail in Marana to Oro Valley. The recently...

Arroyo Chico Greenway

AZ - 2.9 miles

Tucson's Arroyo Chico Greenway is a developing urban trail that will eventually link the city's downtown area and the University of Arizona with popular Gene C. Reid Park. Three trail segments are...

Golf Links-Aviation Path

AZ - 9.4 miles

The Golf Links-Aviation Path begins in downtown Tucson and runs southeast, following busy Barraza-Aviation Parkway (State Route 210) and later Golf Links Road—hence the trail's name. Road noise can be...

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

AZ - 41.8 miles

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...

Julian Wash Greenway

AZ - 17.9 miles

The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers...

Patagonia Train Track Trail

AZ - 2 miles

The Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the tiny Arizona town of Patagonia. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which...

Recent Trail Reviews

Rillito River Park Trail

wow!

April, 2021 by j4hkydg8qm

Worth the drive from Phoenix to do this. Got off at Ina and left from the first parking lot. Went all the way to Craycroft where we thought the trail ended (it looks like it) don’t be fooled go up, cross over and it keeps going and going. We went 20+ and turned around. Delightful! Enough bathrooms. Options for lunch if you go off path and go to a main road. Seating areas in the shade for a break. Lots of cyclists on a weekday hot morning.

Rillito River Park Trail

Love this path!

February, 2021 by krissie3331

I have logged literally 1000s of miles on this path both day and night, from Craycroft to Marana and have always felt safe. Gorgeous views and friendly people.

Pantano River Park Trail

A few difficult spots for beginner roller blader

December, 2020 by misty17

I skated from the parking lot at E 22nd to Michael Perry Park & back. On the way there, there were two spots with hills but I was able to manage them ok as a beginner skater, although it did feel a bit fast on the downhill. On the way back, I did the first downhill slope & it felt too fast for me & I felt off-balance a few times. When I got to the 2nd downhill, I chose to take the side path onto the sidewalk along the street & ended up taking that all the way back because there wasn't a great spot to cross back over. I would consider myself a beginner but did used to roller blade a lot indoors around 28 years ago, so not completely new to roller blading.

The trail is nice & it was fun to skate while my kids rode their bikes, then have that break at the park before returning.

Accordion

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

Killing stress

April, 2020 by graciepg7

Definitely love it.. The only negative i see is that a soon gets dark under the bridge homeless sleeps there make it unsafe. Almost tripped with one. But the ride is awesome.

Rillito River Park Trail

Unsafe!

March, 2020 by nikoherringsf

From La Cholla to the interstate you will find, nearly every day, people sleeping or evidence of them living on or nearby the path, specifically the bridges. I found and documented over 2 dozen tents in the river itself in this stretch. Mostly harmless people I'm sure but its enough to feel defensive and threatened.

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

Unsafe!

March, 2020 by nikoherringsf

Most of the path is beautiful! Riding alone is great except that almost every bridge and intersection you will not be alone. You will find people sleeping on or near the path, evidence of people living on or near the path, and gratuitous litter in these hot spots. Obviously it is mostly safe but for many miles it does not feel or look safe

Julian Wash Greenway

Just one part of The Loop. Great ride!

March, 2020 by sreimer4687

This trail is part of The Loop, the multi-use trail that has been built around Tucson. We were vacationing in the area and, along with riding the trail as part of the larger loop, we also used it as a great ride into downtown Tucson for lunch. It was nicely paved, not hilly, and there was art staged at various places along the way. There isn't much shade, but that was not a concern in February/March. Some of the signage was difficult to decipher, but we had a printed trail map, and that helped us to navigate the way.

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

worth the trip from Phoenix

July, 2019 by eileencigala

This trail brings us down from Phoenix for a ride! It is a great workout and so beautiful! Can’t help but be happy on this trail.

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

Great access to fun loops

May, 2019 by mteodori

It is easy to access the Santa Cruz River Park Trail from the Rillito River Trail just west of the I-10. You can access this starting point by parking or riding to anywhere on the Loop Trail system in Pima County. I ride up north along the Santa Cruz scenic riparian habitat, and this is an enjoyable river grade ride returning the same route. Instead of returning as I came, I use the local roads to connect to some of the possible loops. Both Twin Peaks and Picture Rock are pretty going west (though the bike lanes are narrow) to access Saguaro National Park West; I then return via the McCain Loop and over Gates Pass which is a great hill climb with beautiful desert scenery, and gives access back to the Santa Cruz Trail, or downtown Tucson, as you desire. Instead of going west on Twin Peaks or Picture Rock, I can stay on a more level ride going east on Twin Peaks, and continue on Tangerine Rd or Moore Rd at Dove Mountain. There are good bike lanes on these roads, which take you over to the Canada Del Oro bike path near Catalina State Park. This gives a nice return ride to the Rillito River Trail. Depending on where you start on the extensive Loop Trails, and as long as you don't mind mixing in some riding on roads with decent bike lanes, you can do some beautiful loops of 40-70 miles with views of the Santa Cruz River, Catalina's Mountains, and Tucson Mountains.

Rillito River Park Trail

great trail

May, 2019 by scytheborg

area was clean, stayed on the north side and enjoyed our views of Tucson. would recommend to anyone!

Harrison Greenway

Best of the best.

March, 2019 by gniston197

This section of the Tucson loop has beautiful mountain views to the north and east. It cuts right through the desert with lots of large cactus and no cars or other roads around. It is like a bike freeway. It is part of the entire Tucson loop so you can keep going around Tucson for about 100 miles.

Rillito River Park Trail

Rillito River Park Trail

February, 2019 by thejake91739

Back in February of 2014 we completed a weekday morning ride from the Rillito River Park Access parking lot to trails end at Craycroft Road and then back.
Great Arizona winter weather, beautiful mountain vistas, artful bridges, and a fairly flat, smooth trail made this ride a delight (although we did notice it seemed ever so slightly downhill which made for some easy pedaling on the way to Craycroft Road).
The trail was especially popular with walkers, joggers, and roadrunners, so be alert.
It didn't take us long to complete the loop, so for a couple of tourists from SoCal we used the afternoon to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!

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