trailhead photoTrailhead Tips

Trailhead parking capacity is limited; carpool whenever possible. Trailheads usually fill up quickly; arrive early to secure a space. Parking outside of designated trailhead areas may result in your vehicle being ticketed. Be sure to obey all posted signage, particularly No Parking signs along access roads. As in all remote areas where you park your car, secure your valuables out of sight or, better yet, take them with you for safe keeping. Use of the parking area to launch or retrieve hot air balloons is prohibited under Pima County Park Rules PCPR Chapter 1.120.


Pima County-managed trailheads open at dawn and close at dusk, except as otherwise posted. Note that trailhead hours may vary according to location and managing agency.

Pima County Trailheads

The many outstanding recreational trails in Pima County are easily accessible from public trailheads.
Parking in the asterisked (*) trailheads listed below is allowed after hours with a parking permit.

Agua Caliente Park
Agua Caliente Hill South
Bear Canyon*
Brown Mountain
Camino de Oeste
David Yetman West
El Camino del Cerro*
Elephant Head/Anza
Enchanted Hills
Feliz Paseos Trails Park
Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon
Gates Pass
Iris Dewhirst Pima Canyon*
King Canyon
La Cienega
Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary
McKenzie Ranch
Painted Hills
Richard Genser Starr Pass
Richard McKee Finger Rock*
Robles Pass
San Joaquin
Sweetwater Preserve
Ventana Canyon*

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