Oracle Ridge Trailhead

Oracle Ridge Trailhead. May 2015.
Oracle Ridge Trailhead. May 2015.

Overview

Location

Driving Time and Distance

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes from Speedway and Campbell
  • 38.5 miles from Speedway and Campbell
  • Miles up Highway: 24.4 miles
  • Side of the Highway: Down-mountain
  • Vehicle Access: Most of the drive is Paved Roads/Passenger Car (Mountain Road - be careful of weather conditions!) - the last .25 miles to the Trailhead is on a dirt road - this .25 miles section is usually passenger car friendly (low clearance cars not recommended), but

Fees and Services

  • Fee: No
  • Restrooms: No
  • Water: No

Older Oracle Ridge Trailhead Map Sign. August 2014.
Older Oracle Ridge Trailhead Map Sign. August 2014.
Left: Updated Oracle Ridge Trailhead Map Sign. December 2016.
Right: Older Oracle Ridge Trailhead Map Sign. August 2014.

The start of the Oracle Ridge Trail at the Oracle Ridge Trailhead with an Arizona Trail Marker visible. December 2016.
The start of the Oracle Ridge Trail at the Oracle Ridge Trailhead with an Arizona Trail Marker visible. December 2016.

Driving Directions

Google Maps Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson to Oracle Ridge Trailhead.

Quick version:

  • Drive East on Speedway (5.0 miles)
  • Left on Wilmot and continue on Tanque Verde (4.3 miles)
  • Left on Catalina Highway (28.9 miles)
  • Right onto the Control Road - signs for the trailhead and Control Road will help you find this turn (0.2 miles). The Control Road is a dirt road and not recommended for passenger cars - but the 0.2 miles is usually passenger car friendly, of course conditions may vary, use good judgement.

All Trailheads - Map

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Santa Catalina Mountains - Trailheads

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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

  • 2017/8/26 – Img Srcset update, add all trailheads map