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Ruiz Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

A great trail that runs along a ridge with lovely views of the surrounding desert landscape.


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2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

93%

Runnable

3,364' 1,025 m

High

3,050' 930 m

Low

182' 56 m

Up

346' 105 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

The Ruiz Trail gives runners a great opportunity to explore the Rincon Valley Area. The trailhead is located at the north end of Camino Loma Alta with parking at the end of the road, and the trail can be accessed from either the Hope Camp Trail or the North Coyote Wash Trail.

From the junction with the Hope Camp Trail, the Ruiz Trail heads up a short hill before descending gently along the ridge line, heading to the south. From this vantage point, you'll enjoy views of saguaro cactus and other desert vegetation.

At just over a mile and a half, the trail will come to a junction with the North Coyote Wash Trail on the right. You can turn right to run the North Coyote Wash to make a great loop, or continue another half mile to the end of the Ruiz Trail which terminates at the national park boundary. Please respect private property and stay on the trail. From here, you can retrace your steps back the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

The park is home to black bear, white-tailed deer, mountain lion, and coati, along with hundreds of birds, reptiles, insects, and amphibian species. You'll also be treated to a stand of giant saguaros, and other desert cacti and vegetation.

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Kristen Arendt

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