Current and Future Projects

CAP TrailCAP 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: Final design is done, construction will begin in early fall of 2018, completion in spring of 2019. 

Conceptual CAP Trail Alignment 


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: Final design is completed. Trail construction is expected to begin in 2020, although 3.5 miles on McKenzie Ranch is completed. 

Conceptual Hohokam Trail Alignment

Enchanted Hills Trails Park

Located on an 80-acre parcel that lies south of 36th Street and west of La Cholla Boulevard (northwest of Mission/Ajo), this park includes a small peak at its north end. The park will offer two loops, one relatively flat that is approximately 2.3 miles long, a second trail, 0.6 miles long, that climbs up and encircles the peak, and a third trail, 1/3 mile, that climbs to the top of the peak.
Current Status: Design is completed. Construction is planned to begin in fall of 2018.

Conceptual Enchanted Hills Trails Park Plan

Hundred Acre Wood Regional Park

The Hundred Acre Wood is 100 acres in size, which, when constructed, will likely include a BMX track, several pump tracks, dirt jumps, and a cross country trail. It is located on the northwest side of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base area, north of Golf Links Road. The park is in the development stage. This is a joint effort with the City of Tucson and Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists. 

Hundred Acre Wood Concept Plan

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.

Anza Expedition Map
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

 

Painted Hills Property

Pima County acquired this 285.31-acre parcel, located north of Anklam Road near Players Club Drive, in 2014. The parcel will eventually linked up with Tucson Mountain Park, and the trail that conceptually goes around Painted Hills will link to the park.
Current Status: Trailhead is done, trail building is underway. Completion is expected to be spring of 2019.

Conceptual Painted Hills Property Plan
Painted Hills Property Open Space Plan

San Juan Trails Park

This 80-acre neighborhood park, located northwest of the intersection of La Cholla Blvd and 36th St., will provide approximately 2 miles of trail. Much of the trail system will be intended for wheelchair users, and will have an accessible dirt path.

Conceptual San Juan Trails Park Plan

Sun Corridor Trail

The Sun Corridor Trail will extend from the Mexican border in Douglas 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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