On Tucson’s NW side at the base of the Catalina Mountains, Catalina State Park offers fairly flat road running and some fantastic trail options.
This 5 mile eastside multi-use path snakes its way from Broadway to Saguaro National Park East.
Centrally located park with a lighted, 3-mile multi-use path and a popular 800 meter (half mile) dirt track.
One of Arizona’s most scenic running spots, Sabino Canyon offers both road and trail running options.
This is the site of SAR’s big Labor Day 8 Mile Run. Winding through a forest of saguaros, this 8 mile rollercoaster (lots o’ hills!) loop is not to be missed. Many great trail options as well.
The Loop is a system of paved, shared-use paths connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways.
If you’re looking for a great place to train for hills or just like a good challenge, check out the 3-mile up-and-back paved road on Tumamoc Hill.
8k Trail Race