The Lake Trailhead

Overview

Location

Driving Time and Distance from Tucson

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Speedway and Campbell
  • 26.4 miles from Speedway and Campbell
  • Vehicle Access: A high clearance vehicle is needed for FR36 and recommended for Redington Road.

Fees and Services

  • Fee: No
  • Restrooms: No
  • Water: No (While there is no ready-to-drink water at the trailhead 'The Lake' is nearby and could provide water if you treat/filter the water before drinking. (Water at The Lake is seasonal...))

Water near the trail signs west of FR36 - note there is a larger pool of water north of the trail. March 2017.
'The Lake' - located off the trail to the north this pool is larger than the one that forms near the trail signs. March 2017.
Left: Water near the trail signs west of FR36 - note there is a larger pool of water north of the trail. March 2017.
Right: 'The Lake' - located off the trail to the north this pool is larger than the one that forms near the trail signs. March 2017.
Trailhead signs for The Lake - these are not visible from the road, they are located a short walk west along the trail. March 2017.
The Bellota Trail leaving FR36 a short walk northeast along the road from the wash crossing where this page suggests parking. March 2017.
Left: Trailhead signs for The Lake - these are not visible from the road, they are located a short walk west along the trail. March 2017.
Right: The Bellota Trail leaving FR36 a short walk northeast along the road from the wash crossing where this page suggests parking. March 2017.

Driving Directions

Driving Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson - The Lake Trailhead:

  • 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. Approximately 7 miles after the pavement ends FR36 leaves Redington Road on the left - this road is rougher and narrower than Redington Road (18.3 miles) (If you reach the Italian Spring Trailhead you have gone too far.)
  • Turn left onto FR36 (2.1 miles)
  • The trailhead is located at a wash crossing - the only markers visible from the road will be small Arizona Trail Signs on the left where the Bellota/AZ Trail come thru a fence and join FR36. Parking is not specifically marked but is easy to find. (if pass an Arizona Trail marker on your right you have gone too far - head back to the wash crossing).

Driving Directions - Map