Current and Future Projects

Big Wash Trail

The Big Wash Trail is located in the northern part of Pima County just west of Oracle Road, runs through eastern Oro Valley, and ends where Big Wash flows into the Canada del Oro Wash. The Big Wash Trail is on the high bank of the wash, and overlaps with a small part of the Sun Corridor and Tribute Trails. The first part of the trail, called Big Wash I, was finished in 2017 (from Rancho Vistoso Boulevard, 1.2 miles north to the State Land boundary). Construction of Big Wash II (Rancho Vistoso Boulevard to Tangerine Road) and Big Wash III (Tangerine Road to the Canada del Oro Wash) will be in the future. When complete, the Big Wash Trail will provide a single-track connection between the Canada del Oro river park and the trails in the Tortolita Mountains.

CAP Trail

CAP Trail

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal carries water from Lake Havasu near Parker to the southern boundary of the San Xavier Indian Reservation southwest of Tucson. Designed to bring about 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Central and Southern Arizona every year, the canal bank is being developed for use as a trail, allowing nonmotorized travel between Tucson and Maricopa County.
Current Status: A 7-mile stretch of trail in Pima County that starts at Tangerine Road and proceeds to the county line is in progress, as is the Tangerine Trailhead. The trail will connect with the CAP Tangerine Trailhead just north of Tangerine road and east of I-10. 

Cochise TrailHohokam Trail

The Hohokam Trail, a part of the Sun Corridor Trail, will connect the Arizona Trail near Three Bridges (Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead) to Kartchner Caverns State Park in Cochise County, where it will link with the Cochise County trail network. Crossing lands managed by Pima County, the Arizona State Land Department and the Coronado National Forest in the Whetstone Mountains, this trail, approximately 50 miles in length, will offer spectacular views as it heads west through the Cienega Creek preserve and climbs into the foothills of the Rincon Mountains.
Current Status: Trail construction is expected to begin in 2023, although 3.5 miles on McKenzie Ranch is completed. 

Conceptual Hohokam Trail Alignment

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Named for Juan Bautista de Anza, who in 1775-76, led approximately 240 men, women, and children on a 1,200-mile journey to establish the first non-native settlement at San Francisco Bay. The 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail connects history, culture, and outdoor recreation from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Area. The trail is making progress with 47 miles completed in Pima County. Marana will be the next Pima County jurisdiction that makes the largest strides with the Anza Trail. When they are finished, the trail will be mostly done in Pima County.

Anza Expedition Map
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail


Sun Corridor Trail

The Sun Corridor Trail will extend from the Mexican border in the City of Douglas in Cochise County to Las Vegas, Nevada, and will include loops around cities/metropolitan areas along the route, including Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff, Kingman and Las Vegas. In Pima County, three trails are planned to be a part of the Sun Corridor Trail: the CAP Trail, the Tribute Trail, and the Hohokam Trail.

Conceptual Sun Corridor Trail Alignment
Sun Corridor

Tribute Trail

The Tribute Trail is a proposed loop trail around Tucson. It is a part of the Sun Corridor (hyperlink) trail system, which will include loop trails around Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, Flagstaff, Kingman and Las Vegas. Using a combination of existing trails and connecting links, the trail will go north from the Santa Rita Mountains to the Rincon and Catalina Mountains, west through the Tortolita Mountains, then south and east back to the Santa Rita Mountains. The trail is presently in the concept stage.

Conceptual Tribute Trail Alignment
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