Italian Spring Trailhead

Italian Spring Trailhead off Redington Road. June 2016.
Italian Spring Trailhead off Redington Road. June 2016.

Overview

Location

Driving Time and Distance

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes from Speedway and Campbell
  • 27.0 miles from Speedway and Campbell
  • Vehicle Access: The Coronado National Forest Website says "suitable for passenger vehicles in all but the worst weather" - while that may be technically accurate Redington Road is a rough ride in a standard passenger car, the Saguaro National Park description may be more helpful: "While the gravel portion of Redington Road does not require 4-wheel-drive, high clearance is recommended as it is not regularly maintained and is usually in poor condition" (6/26/2016).

Fees and Services

Additional Notes

  • If you are hiking the Italian Spring Trail/Arizona Trail and have a High Clearance 4wd vehicle it is possible to drive FR 37 south (which leaves Redington Road from the same pull thru as the Italian Spring Trail) and park closer to the Rincon Moutain Wilderness.

The start of the Bellota Trail across Redington Road from the Italian Spring Trailhead. June 2016.
The start of the Bellota Trail across Redington Road from the Italian Spring Trailhead. June 2016.
Left: The start off the Bellota Trail - part of the Arizona Trail - off Redington Road after the 2017 Burro Fire. July 2017.
Right: The start of the Bellota Trail across Redington Road from the Italian Spring Trailhead. June 2016.
FR37 leaving from the Italian Spring Trailhead area - there is access to the Italian Spring Trail several miles down this high-clearance 4wd road. June 2016.
FR37 leaving from the Italian Spring Trailhead area - there is access to the Italian Spring Trail several miles down this high-clearance 4wd road. June 2016.
Left: Start of the Italian Spring Trail at the Italian Spring Trailhead on Redington Road. June 2016.
Right: FR37 leaving from the Italian Spring Trailhead area - there is access to the Italian Spring Trail several miles down this high-clearance 4wd road. June 2016.

Resources

Driving Directions

Google Maps Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson to Italian Spring Trailhead.

Quick version:

  • North on Campbell Avenue (1.0 mile)
  • Right on Grant Road (5.6 miles)
  • Left on Tanque Verde Road - Tanque Verde becomes Redington Road, after several miles the the pavement ends. Look for the green mile markers along the road, the Italian Spring Trailhead is on the right after Mile Marker 12 (20.6 miles)

Driving Directions - Map

Italian Spring Trailhead Signs. June 2016.
Italian Spring Trailhead Signs. June 2016.
Left: Start of the Bellota Trail, the route of the Arizona Trail, across Redington Road from the Italian Spring Trailhead. There is no trail sign where the trail leaves Redington Road, but there is a small trail sign soon after starting the trail. June 2016.
Right: Italian Spring Trailhead Signs. June 2016.
Near the Italian Spring Trailhead looking towards the Rincon Mountains - on the left FR37 heads towards the mountains. June 2016.
Near the Italian Spring Trailhead looking towards the Rincon Mountains - on the left FR37 heads towards the mountains. June 2016.

All Trailheads - Map

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Agua Caliente Hill South Trailhead: 32.274321, -110.712042
American Flag Trailhead: 32.580837, -110.720361
Avenida de Suzenu Trailhead: 32.298201, -110.730737
Babad Do\'ag Observation Site and Trailhead Parking: 32.309311, -110.720727
Bear Canyon Trailhead: 32.300779, -110.802350
Bigelow Trailhead: 32.409781, -110.713268
Box Camp Trailhead: 32.419668, -110.739977
Bug Spring Trailhead: 32.345101, -110.718245
Upper Butterfly Trailhead: 32.427277, -110.740810
Catalina State Park Trailhead: 32.425211, -110.908883
Charouleau Gap Trailhead: 32.520380, -110.884755
Davis Spring Trailhead: 32.457276, -110.637932
Golder Ranch Road Parking Area: 32.474823, -110.892434
Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site End of the Road Parking Circle: 32.336230, -110.719862
Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site Upper Parking Area: 32.339662, -110.717267
Hairpin Turn: 32.311623, -110.742468
Incinerator Ridge Parking Area: 32.411710, -110.705315
Iris Dewhirst Pima Canyon Trailhead: 32.353367, -110.948284
Linda Vista Trailhead: 32.380712, -110.961143
Lizard Rock Parking Pullout: 32.382799, -110.694588
Lower Green Mountain Trailhead: 32.374255, -110.690398
Marshall Gulch Trailhead: 32.428054, -110.755743
Milepost 0: 32.304094, -110.745165
Mint Spring Trailhead: 32.440167, -110.766155
Molino Basin Parking Area: 32.337338, -110.690988
Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead: 32.415841, -110.714039
Oracle Ridge Trailhead: 32.451491, -110.754335
Palisade Trailhead: 32.407339, -110.719898
Red Ridge Trailhead: 32.448284, -110.769479
Richard McKee Finger Rock Trailhead: 32.336174, -110.910111
Ridgeline Parking Pullout: 32.405573, -110.699480
Sabino Canyon Visitor Center: 32.309540, -110.823065
San Pedro Vista: 32.400287, -110.690083
Soldier Trail Trailhead: 32.308865, -110.735603
Mount Lemmon Recreation Area: 32.440483, -110.785733
Sunset Trailhead: 32.427543, -110.741826
Upper Green Mountain Trailhead: 32.397796, -110.689435
Ventana Canyon Trailhead: 32.327884, -110.852938
Lower Oracle Ridge Trailhead: 32.604757, -110.757670
Italian Spring Trailhead: 32.306189, -110.574231
The Lake Trailhead: 32.321015, -110.620599
Summit Trailheads: 32.441073, -110.783767
Redington Pass Backcountry Touring Area: 32.306522, -110.609590

Update Notes

  • 2017/8/13 – Img Srcset, All Trailheads map, new Bellota Trail pictures of the start of the trail before and after the 2017 Burro Fire, link to Burro Fire