50 Year Trail

Pima County, Arizona

Elevation Gain799ft
Trailhead Elevation3,228ft
Elevation Min/Max3041/3293ft
Elevation Start/End3228/3228ft

50 Year Trail

50 Year Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 3,228 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 799 feet. This trail connects with the following: 50 Year Connector, Catalina, North Equestrian, The Chutes, North Equestiran, 50-Year Trail, Golder Dt, Trail Link, Middle Gate and Baby Jesus Trail.

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"The northern foothills of the Santa Catalinas are a birdwatching paradise. Any given morning will bring roadrunners, quail, red tailed hawks, gray cardinals, red cardinals, woodpeckers, Harris hawks…more than 100 species of birds are abundant in the area.

Besides birds, the 50 Year Trail area is also home to javelina, coyote, gila monsters, bobcats, deer, mountain lions, and the ubiquitous cattle that graze the state lands. This trail presents an incredibly lush version of the Arizona Uplands of the Sonoran Desert, a transitional zone just a few hundred feet below the tree line. The 50 Year Trail area is an extensive network of horse trails, old ranch roads, and game trails that have evolved into singletrack. There’s no specific route to be followed here, but there are three noteworthy areas to explore. Trail Surface: Mixed singletrack, doubletrack, and a few dirt roads. There’s some sand, some sharp rocks, and lots of opportunities to roll over fallen cacti. Bring sealed or thorn-resistant tires."

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Trail Information

Pima County
Nearby City
Arizona State Land Department
Local Contacts
USGS Oro Valley, Oracle Junction, Oracle
Local Maps

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Nov 2018