Trailheads and Parking

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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
Romero Canyon Trailhead: 32.425211, -110.908883
Charouleau Gap Trailhead: 32.520380, -110.884755
Davis Spring Trailhead: 32.457276, -110.637932
Golder Ranch 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
Golder Ranch Parking Area - South: 32.452877, -110.890730
Golder Ranch Parking Area - North: 32.482202, -110.876399
The Cordones Parking South: 32.527303, -110.918931
The Cordones Parking West: 32.526375, -110.928282
The Cordones Parking East: 32.554449, -110.880996
American Avenue Trailhead: 32.621216, -110.746685
Catalina State Park Equestrian Center: 32.429275, -110.927125
Romero Ruins Parking: 32.423239, -110.918703
Kannally Ranch House Parking Area: 32.609041, -110.733156
Oak Woodland Parking Area: 32.610119, -110.739510
Oracle State Park Group Use Area Parking: 32.609640, -110.735049
Callas Drive Gap Road Parking: 32.600635, -110.772304

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The list below covers the major trailheads and parking areas for the Santa Catalina Mountains including trailheads along the General Hitchcock Highway and near Tucson, Oro Valley, Catalina, Oracle, San Manuel, the San Pedro River Valley and Redington Pass.

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City’s Edge

20 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: Yes


At This Location: Pima Canyon Trail, Rosewood Point, Trailheads and Parking, The Cleaver, Table Mountain

Water: Water Fountain

20 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: Yes


At This Location: Finger Rock Trail, Pontatoc Canyon Trail, Pontatoc Ridge Trail, Pontatoc Ridge

Water: Water Fountain

25 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Ventana Canyon Trail

25 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: Yes


At This Location: Sabino Canyon Road and Tram, Phoneline Trail, Bear Canyon Trail, Blackett's Ridge, Esperero Trail, Sabino Canyon, Miner's Pool

Fee: $5 or Interagency Pass - Coronado National Forest Fee Information

35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Agua Caliente Hill Trail

Lower Highway – General Hitchcock Highway

26 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Useful reference for 'mileage up the mountain' but no useful access or parking at this location.

27 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Off-trail access to Soldier Canyon.

30 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Soldier Trail

35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Babad Do'ag Trail

40 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


At This Location: Molino Basin Trail, Bellota Trail, Arizona Trail, Campground (open seasonally)

Fee: No fee for some uses - there are a limited number of free parking spaces for the hikers using the Arizona Trail (Molino Basin Trail and Bellota Trail)

45 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


Restroom: May be closed seasonally (in the summer)

45 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


Mid Mountain – General Hitchcock Highway

50 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


55 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Lizard Rock

Upper Mountain – General Hitchcock Highway

1 hour from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


1 hour from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Unofficial trail link to the Incinerator Ridge Trail and Kellogg Trail, Upper Sycamore Canyon (off-trail), Ridgeline Climbing Area

1 hour and 5 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


1 hour and 5 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Water: Yes


At This Location: Bigelow Trail which connects to the Butterfly Trail and Incinerator Ridge Trail and Kellogg Trail

1 hour and 5 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Palisade Trail

1 hour and 20 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Butterfly Trail, Incinerator Ridge Trail and Kellogg Trail, Bigelow Road FR34

1 hour and 10 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Box Camp Trail, Box Spring Trail

1 hour and 10 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


1 hour and 10 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Sunset Trail

Top of the Mountain

1 hour and 15 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Oracle Ridge Trail, Control Road, Arizona Trail

1 hour and 25 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Mint Spring Trail

1 hour and 25 minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


At This Location: Aspen Trail, Marshall Gulch Trail, Sunset Trail, Picnic Area

Fee: $5 or Interagency Pass - Coronado National Forest Fee Information

1 hour and 20 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Red Ridge Trail

1 hour and 25 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Lemmon Trail, Lemmon Rock Trail, Meadow Trail, Aspen Draw Trail

1 hour and 25 minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


At This Location: Lemmon Trail, Lemmon Rock Trail, Meadow Trail, Aspen Draw Trail

Fee: $5 or Interagency Pass - Coronado National Forest Fee Information

Restroom: may be closed in winter when the road is closed to vehicle traffic

West Side

25 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Linda Vista Trails, Pusch Peak Northwest Side Route

35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: Yes


At This Location: 50-Year Trail, Bridle Trail

Fee: Catalina State Park Entrance Fee.

30 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Romero Ruins Interpretive

Fee: Catalina State Park Entrance Fee.

Water: Water is available at the Romero Canyon Trailhead.

Restroom: Restrooms available at the Ranger Station and Gift Shop at the entrance and the main trailhead.

35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: Yes


At This Location: Sutherland Trail, Romero Canyon Trail, Canyon Loop Trail, Nature Trail, Birding Trail, Bridle Trail

Fee: Catalina State Park Entrance Fee.

40 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Large trail network including the 50 Year Trail.

Fee: There is no fee required at the parking area but the surrounding land is State Trust Land where a permit is required.

35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: The Cordones Dirt Road System

Fee: Arizona State Trust Land

35 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: The Cordones Dirt Road System

Fee: Arizona State Trust Land

40 Minutes from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: The Cordones Dirt Road System

Fee: Arizona State Trust Land

 Oracle and East Side

1 hour from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Oracle Ridge Trail

1 hour from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


At This Location: Granite Overlook Loop, Mariposa Trail, access to other Oracle State Park Trails

Fee: Oracle State Park Entrance Fee.

1 hour from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Bellota Trail Loop, access to other Oracle State Park Trails

Fee: Oracle State Park Entrance Fee.

1 hour from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: Yes


At This Location: Wildlife Corridor Trail, Manzanita Trail, Nature Trail Loop, access to other Oracle State Park Trails

Fee: Oracle State Park Entrance Fee.

1 hour from Tucson

Fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


At This Location: Access to the Arizona Trail, Powerline Trail, Mariposa Trail

Fee: Oracle State Park Entrance Fee.

1 hour and 20 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Bellota Trail, Arizona Trail, Italian Spring Trail

Restroom: The closest restroom is at the Redington Pass Backcountry Touring Staging Area

1 hour and 10 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Water: No


At This Location: Access to a number of Forest Roads.

1 hour and 30 minutes from Tucson

Fee: No

Restrooms: No

Water: No


At This Location: Bellota Trail, Arizona Trail, 'The Lake'

Water: 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...)


Update Notes

  • 2017/12/30 – New Format, Link to view Trailheads and Parking in Google Maps, Top short summary, Search options
  • 2017/8/29 – Correct typos and add new format – setup
  • 2017/8/8 – Added the Mount Lemmon Recreation Area and All Trailheads Map