Rillito River Park
With a trail that wraps around most of the city, Rillito River Park offers miles and miles of paved path along the river, suitable for walkers, bikers, and runners alike. There are numerous entrances onto the path, as well as plenty of bathrooms and water stops, making it the ideal hike for anyone in the area. Although there’s no water in the river due to its being in the desert, the park’s visitors are treated to gorgeous views of plants and mountains visible from almost everywhere on the trail. There are bridges that cross over the river every mile or half mile, as well as clear signs marking the distance to each major street, helping runners keep track of how far they are running. Equestrians and dog walkers also love the park, thanks to the abundance of shading, playgrounds, grass, water fountains, and dirt trails. Everything is well-maintained and safe, so many locals enjoy taking leisurely strolls with their kids on weekends or going there for their early morning jogs. Rillito is the perfect place to go when you’re looking to escape the city without even having to leave it, surrounding its visitors with beautiful scenery and occasional wildlife that give it a serene meditational atmosphere.
Rillito River Park, 4200 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ, USA, +1 520 877 6000