Map of the Rillito River Trail

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Rillito River Park Trail

Rillito River Trail Tucson Arizona map area

Rillito River Trail

LENGTH:

12 miles

SURFACE:

paved / soft-surface

COMMUNITIES:

Tucson, Flowing Wells, Catalina Foothills

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas along the Rillito river, local parks, schools

CONNECTIONS:

Santa Cruz River Bikeway

LINKS:

Tucson

The Rillito River Park Trail is a system of paved and soft-surfaced trails that follow the banks of the riverbed for the Rillito River for over 12 miles. The trail crosses the north side of the urban Tucson area from Interstate 10 to N. Craycroft Road. These trails are open for bikes, walking, dogs, and equestrian use (in areas allowed). The Rillito River Park Trail is part of "The Loop" system of trails. The condition of the trail varies from hard surface to soft-surface on both banks of the river and may not be suitable for all bikes. There are few street intersections with underpasses and access paths for most major roadways.

Conditions

The Rillito River Trail is mostly paved with asphalt, but there are unpaved sections and a good chance of sand along the trail. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There are numerous access points along the trail.

The trail follows both sdies of the river channel. To cross to the other side of the channel, trail users must use local streets.

Points of Interest

The Rillito River Park Trail goes past the following parks and other points of interest:

Rillito River Park
Dan Felix Memorial Park
Flowing Wells Par
Curtis Park
Rio Vista Natural Resource Park
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
George Mehl Foothills District Park
End Points

The west end of the south bank Rillito River Park Trail is located on the west side of Interstate 10 at the junction with the Santa Cruz River Bikeway. This point is next to the I-10 Frontage Road, 0.7-miles south of W. Orange Grove Road. The trail heads to the east and passes under the interstate.

The west end of the north bank Rillito River Park Trail is located at the Ethan Crossing Trailhead on W. River Road, 0.4-miles south of W. Orange Grove Road.

The east end of the Rillito River Park Trail is at N. Craycroft Road, 3/4 of a mile north of E. Glenn Street.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Rillito River Trail in the Tucson Metro area of Arizona.