National Trail Trek (NTT)

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National Trail Trek​​

26th Annual National Trail Trek


Registration Date:
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021

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Event Date:
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022


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The 26th Annual National Trail Trek (NTT) celebrates South Mountain's "National Trail", a historic and beautiful trail that stretches from Pima Canyon, located at the easternmost edge of the mountain, to the ridgeline at San Juan Lookout, which lies on the western edge of the park. The 15.5-mile hike will expose you to hundreds of variations of Sonoran desert flora and the provide the chance to witness the abundant wildlife native to South Mountain. Additionally, if you are especially observant, you may even discover some of the ancient Hohokam petroglyphs that are hidden throughout the area.


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15.5 Mile Trek on South Mountain's Historic National Trail


Trailhead Shuttle Service Provided


Food and Water Provided


Commemorative Shirt Included





Know Before You Go:

  • South Mountain Trail Trek Map

  • Average hiking time is 5 to 6 hours for the 15.5 mile trek.

  • Participants are advised to be rested, hydrate adequately, wear appropriate hiking shoes and attire, and to remember when taking a hike to Do it Right!

  • All participants must report to the Activity Complex (10409 S Central Ave.) on the day of the event to pick up their wristband. Participants must have a wristband to access the bus/lunch/shuttle back to their vehicle after the event. There are no exceptions to this policy.

  • Shuttles: The first shuttle is scheduled to leave from the Activity Complex at 7:05 a.m., shuttles will depart in 10-minute increments thereafter. The last shuttle is scheduled to leave by 8:25 a.m.

  • The shuttles that will transport you from the Activity Complex to Pima Canyon Trailhead will travel approximately 10 miles, with a ride time of 25 minutes. The shuttles returning you from the end point to the Activity Complex's parking area will travel approximately 5.5 miles, with a ride time of 15 minutes.​