Passage #13 - Oracle

Passage beginning at American Flag Trailhead Location:  American Flag Ranch Trailhead to Tiger Mine Trailhead

Length:  8.6 miles

Southern Trailhead:  American Flag Ranch Trailhead
- GPS Coordinates:  32.58079° N, 110.72015° W  
- Access: From Oracle, turn south at the eastern intersection of AZ 77 and East American Avenue, drive 1.5 miles on American Avenue, and then turn right onto Mount Lemmon Road. Continue 4.0 miles to American Flag Ranch Road, and turn right (west) to reach the trailheads on both sides of the road, including parking areas near the historic American Flag Ranch. The trail on the left (east) side of the road is the start of Passage 13; Passage 12 arrives from the west (right).

Northern Trailhead:  Tiger Mine Trailhead
- GPS Coordinates:  32.65044° N, 110.73150° W
- Access: From the east entrance to the town of Oracle, drive 0.8 miles east on AZ 77 to mile marker 105 and turn left (north) onto Old Tiger Road. After 1.5 miles on this road, you’ll see an unmistakable Arizona Trail gateway on the left (north) side of the road. Parking is available on either side of the road.

Trail Route Description:  From the American Flag Trailhead the route proceeds in a northerly direction across USFS and AZ State Trust land, crosses Webb Road and continues through Oracle State Park which is well marked with park signage. About halfway through the park it reaches Kannally Wash and windmill. Water is NOT available at the windmill at this time. Freshly constructed singletrack contours to the west and northwest until reaching a culvert under Highway 77. It passes through the culvert and continues on Old Tiger Road for the last 1.5 miles to the Tiger Mine Trailhead.

Difficulty:  Moderate

Season(s):  Fall, Winter and Spring (current weather forecast)

Water:  All man made waters tanks and sources can only be used with the consent of the owner. There is a resupply cache box located just south of Highway 77 where the trail goes through a culvert. Water and supplies may be cached here and there is often water available for anyone's use that is provided by the trail stewards.

The culvert at Highway 77 Notes/Warnings:

  • All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
  • The historic Kannally Ranch is an interesting side trip on this passage. Contact the Oracle State Park for information.


  • USGS Topographic Maps: Campo Bonito and Mammoth.
  • Oracle State Park trail map.
  • BLM Information Center maps.

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