50-Year Trail

  • Saguaro sunset in Catalina State Park near Tucson


Dogs Yes

Mountain Biking


Bird Watching

7.8 (miles)


Out & Back

~850 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


The 50-Year Trail in Catalina State Park near Tucson, Arizona is a great spot to spend the afternoon. If you are on foot, bear in mind the 50-Year Trail is very popular with both mountain bikers and equestrians. Probably a good idea to keep your pup on a leash and remember to keep an eye peeled for bird and wildlife watching opportunities. The park says this is a"a moderate trail that is especially popular with equestrians and mountain bikers. Trail begins at the park’s Equestrian Center and follows a ridgetop 2.6 miles. A 2.2-mile Trail Link connects the 50-Year Trail with the Sutherland Trail. Or after leaving the park, trail continues for 6 miles through open desert. Terrain is up-and-down through the foothills with a few-hundred feet of elevation gain. Plan on 4 hours of walking time each way for the entire 8.6-mile length of this trail." There is camping available in Catalina State Park.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85737

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