Tucson and Surrounding Area

While Saguaro National Park is the crown jewel of the Tucson area there are many other great locations.

Here is a Google map showing the locations of the above as well as most of the many trails in Saguaro National Park:

The map can be viewed larger by clicking on the box [ ] in the upper right corner.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is comprised of two districts, an east district and a west district, separated by the City of Tucson. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from one district to the other, so plan your trip accordingly. Below are the official Saguaro National Park maps for both districts as jpegs and in three geocoded formats, as GeoTiffs, as KMZ files, and in Oruxmaps format. The official park map as a PDF for the east district can be found here, and the map for the west district here .

Saguaro Park Service East Map

Saguaro Park Service West Map

USGS 24K Topo Maps

The east district of Saguaro NP is covered by four 24K topo maps, and the west district by two. For reference here are images showing the names of all six topo maps and their locations. Individual topo maps can be downloaded from the tables following these images, as can merge maps covering all of Saguaro National Park.

Saguaro NP East Topo Maps

Geo Tiff/Avenza KMZ Oruxmaps KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Mica Mountain KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Rincon Peak KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Tanque Verde Peak KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Vail KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Merged Map of Saguaro NP East NA NA KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared

Saguaro NP West Topo Maps

Geo Tiff/Avenza KMZ Oruxmaps KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Avra KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Jaynes KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Merged Map of Saguaro NP West NA NA KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared

Saguaro National Park Trails

The tables below contain KML and GPX routes for 50 hikes. The hikes have been divided into two groups, those in the Saguaro NP East and those in Saguaro NP West. Many of the trails are out and back but often several trails can be combined to produce a loop. Alternatively if two vehicles are available some great one way hikes can be constructed by combining several trails. Hiking distances shown below are one-way for out and back trails and total round-trip for loop trails. To use the information below first select a hike using a different source such as a book on Tucson hikes and find the corresponding trail (or trails) below. Download either a KML or GPX file to your GPS or phone. You can then follow the trail on your GPS / phone as you hike. You can also download a KML file to your PC or MAC and view it in Google Earth. In Google Earth 3D views are available, and you can see an elevation profile by right clicking on a trail.

Saguaro National Park West (Tucson Mountain District)

Trail Miles Download a KML Download a GPX
Bajada Wash Trail1.6KMLGPX
Brittlebrush Trail1.3KMLGPX
Cactus Canyon Trail1.8KMLGPX
Cactus Wren Trail2.0KMLGPX
Cam-Boh Trail2.5KMLGPX
Cheops Trail0.3KMLGPX
Coyote Pass Trail0.85KMLGPX
Desert Discovery Nature Trail0.4KMLGPX
Dobe Wash Trail1.4KMLGPX
Encinas Trail3.0KMLGPX
Gates Pass Trail4.4KMLGPX
Gould Mine Trail1.1KMLGPX
Hugh Norris Trail4.6KMLGPX
Ironwood Forest Trail1.4KMLGPX
King Canyon Trail2.3KMLGPX
Manville Trai2.4KMLGPX
Picture Wash Rocks Trail2.2KMLGPX
Rattlesnake Trail0.1KMLGPX
Ringtail Trail0.95KMLGPX
Sendero Esperanza Trail3.2KMLGPX
Sweetwater Trail4.7KMLGPX
Thunderbird Trail0.8KMLGPX
Valley View Overlook Trail0.4KMLGPX
Wild Dog Trail1.0KMLGPX
Yetman Trail6.1KMLGPX
All Saguaro NP West KMLGPX

Saguaro National Park East (Rincon Mountain District)

Trail Miles Download a KML Download a GPX
Arizona Trail8.5KMLGPX
Bajada Vista Trail0.65KMLGPX
Bridal Wreath Falls Trail0.35KMLGPX
Cactus Forest Trail South2.5KMLGPX
Cactus Forest Trail1.8KMLGPX
Carillo Trail3.8KMLGPX
Cholla Trail0.7KMLGPX
Deer Valley Trail0.4KMLGPX
Desert Ecology Trail0.3KMLGPX
Douglas Springs Trail6.2KMLGPX
Ernies Falls Trail1.1KMLGPX
Freeman Homestead Trail0.9KMLGPX
Garwood Trail0.6KMLGPX
Kennedy Trail0.4KMLGPX
Loma Verde Trail2.4KMLGPX
Mesquite Trail1.0KMLGPX
Mica View Trail0.7KMLGPX
Pink Hill Trail1.6KMLGPX
Shantz Trail4.9KMLGPX
Squeeze Pen Trail0.5KMLGPX
Tanque Verde Ridge Trail11.1KMLGPX
Three Tank Trail2.2KMLGPX
Vanover Trail1.6KMLGPX
Wild Horse Canyon Trail1.5KMLGPX
Wildhorse Trail0.7KMLGPX
All Saguaro NP East KMLGPX

 


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