Trails

IMG_0175The 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 from parking lots located where the Rillito River intersects Swan Road and Craycroft Road. 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 1980s. 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.

IMG_0170Mesquite 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.