The Fort Lowell Trails are multi-use trails for pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists and
are maintained by the Neighborhood, the City of Tucson, and Pima County.
Rillito River Walk
The river park was conceived as part of a major flood control program along the Rillito
River in response to severe flooding in 1983. The segment abutting the Old Fort Lowell
Neighborhood can be reached by car, bicycle, or foot off of Swan and Craycroft Roads at
the Rillito River. It may also be reached by foot, bicycle, and horse via the Alamo Wash
Trail and the Mesquite Wash Trail.
Alamo Wash Trail
Between Glenn Street and Fort Lowell Road the trail runs along both banks of the Alamo
Wash and is one of the oldest trails in the neighborhood. It resulted from a compromise
reached between the Neighborhood and the Pima County Flood Control District in the
1980's. North of Fort Lowell Road the trail continues along the east bank of the Alamo and
connects with the Alamo Wash Trail (west side) north to the Rillito River.
Mesquite Wash Trail and the Adobes del Bosque Trail
The Mesquite Wash Trail runs north from the western end of Presidio Road to the Rillito
River. The Adobe del Bosque Trail runs west of Craycroft Road along the boundary
between The Gregory School and the Adobes del Bosque subdivision and connects with
the Mesquite Wash Trail. Both are primarily foot trails. No parking is available.
Fort Lowell Trail (Swan to Craycroft along Fort Lowell Road)
In 1997 the Neighborhood, sponsored by the City of Tucson, won a grant from Arizona
Heritage Fund and the AZ Department of Transportation under the federal Intermodal
Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) to beautify and create pedestrian and
bicycle paths. The trail was completed in 2003 with 200 new trees and 130 bushes which
are irrigated with reclaimed water. One hundred of the trees were purchased by residents
and are designated by ceramic plaques.