For some easy, well-built hiking trails not too far away, I'd go to Saguaro National Park West and the adjacent Tucson Mountain Park. I notice also, that there is a San Tan Regional Park on the map. I wonder if there is a trail into the San Tan Mountains from the park?
I've hiked in the Silverbells a lot, too, but that was years ago. I suspect all the dirt roads around there that used to be nice and quiet for walking are now overrun with quads. To climb up into those mtns. themselves you mostly have to rockhop and bushwhack.
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