Dog Allowed Hikes in and near Tucson, Arizona

Name Total Length Elev. Change Difficulty RatingšŸ¾ Best Seasons Hiking Time
Carr Peak from Reef Townsite (Huachuca Mountains) 6 miles 2050 feet B- spring, summer, fall 4 hours
Upper Ramsey Canyon (Huachuca Mountains) 4.6 miles 560 feet C spring, summer, fall 3 hours
Aspen Loop from Marshall Gulch (Santa Catalina Mountains) 3.7 miles 560 feet C spring, summer, fall 1.5 hours
Butterfly Trail loop (Santa Catalina Mountains) 10.2 miles 2070 feet B summer 6.25 hours
Green Mountain Trail (Santa Catalina Mountains) 3.9 miles 1300 feet C spring, summer, fall, winter 2.2 hours
Oracle Ridge-Canada del Oro Loop (Santa Catalina Mountains) 18.6 miles 4180 feet A spring, summer, fall 9 hours
Wilderness of Rocks from the summit of Mt. Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains) 8.6 miles 1800 feet B spring, summer, fall 5 hours
Wilderness of Rocks, Long Loop from Marshall Gulch (Santa Catalina Mountains) 11.9 miles 2100 feet B spring, summer, fall 6.5 hours
Bog Spring (Santa Rita Mountains) 4.5 miles 1760 feet C+ spring, fall, winter 3 hours
Mt. Wrightson from Gardner Canyon (Santa Rita Mountains) 9.4 miles 3383 feet A spring, summer, fall 5.3 hours
Mt. Wrightson from Madera Canyon (Santa Rita Mountains) 10.8 miles 4033 feet A spring, summer, fall 6 hours

šŸ¾Difficulty Rating

Class A hikes (More than 16 miles or more than 3,000 feet of elevation change.)

Class B hikes (8 to 16 miles and between 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation change.)

Class B- hikes (Just a little bit short of the criteria for a B hike: 8 to 16 miles and between 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation change.)

Class C hikes (3 to 8 miles and between 500 to 1,500 feet of elevation change.)

Class C+ hikes (Just a little bit over the criteria for a C hike: 3 to 8 miles and between 500 to 1,500 feet of elevation change.)

Sources:

"Tucson Hikes - Dog friendly hikes index." Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club, Arizona. 2011. (website no longer available)

Guillory, RenƩe. Best hikes with dogs. Arizonaopens a new window. Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books, 2004.


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