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Tanque Verde Ridge Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Tucson
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 11 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,136 feet
Elevation Gain 3,880 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,300 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 25.33
Dogs not allowed
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4  2018-04-07 RickInMesa
4  2018-03-03
Tanque Verde Peak
5  2016-10-23 air
5  2016-10-23 JoelHazelton
9  2016-05-07
Tanque Verde Peak
9  2015-10-21
Tanque Verde Peak
4  2015-10-21
Tanque Verde Peak
4  2015-08-18 mdfabbrini
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Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Sun  6:52am - 5:23pm
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Official Route
7 Linked
Nearby Area Water
Tanque Verde Peak
Tanque Verde Peak
same trailhead
17.0 mi
4,686 ft
Tanque Verde to Manning Camp
Tanque Verde to Manning Camp
0.2 mi away
15.9 mi
6,975 ft
Freeman Homestead Trail
Freeman Homestead Trail
0.2 mi away
1.2 mi
142 ft
Javelina Rocks
Javelina Rocks
0.7 mi away
1.0 mi
40 ft
Javelina Wash East & West Loop - Saguaro NP
Javelina Wash East & West Loop - Saguaro NP
2.6 mi away
4.6 mi
252 ft
Loma Verde Trail - Saguaro NP
Loma Verde Trail - Saguaro NP
2.7 mi away
2.3 mi
50 ft
Loma Verde Loop - Saguaro NP
2.7 mi away
3.3 mi
60 ft
Mesquite Trail - Saguaro NP
2.8 mi away
0.9 mi
50 ft
Squeeze Pen Trail - Saguaro NP
2.9 mi away
2.2 mi
139 ft
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
3.1 mi away
15.2 mi
1,749 ft
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Fauna Nearby
Flora Nearby

Likely In-Season!
Tanque Verde Ridge Trail is a 11 mile one way hike with 4,300 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 10 miles east-southeast of Tucson Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Check out the Official Route.

This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$

Saguaro National Park
$15 vehicle, $10 motorcycle or $5 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To Tanque Verde Trailhead
From Tucson, get to Old Spanish Trail (name of the road) and follow it south to the entrance of Saguaro National Park - East. Take the loop road south (turn right) and turn left into the Javelina Picnic Area. The Trailead is near the entrance of Javelina.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 134mi 2h 26m
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 24.6m 42m
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 278mi 4h 45m
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