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Gems in Southern Arizona and Tucson - 9

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gem Favorite View looking at Seven Falls!

Seven Falls

(25) Tanque…, AZ
gem Favorite No Photos

Manning Camp

(5) Tanque…, AZ
gem Favorite The rocky summit of Rincon Peak rises out of ponderosa pine forests.

Rincon Peak

(4) Mescal, AZ
gem Favorite Bridal Wreath Falls

Bridal Wreath Falls

(12) Tanque…, AZ
gem Favorite Looking west from Wasson Peak.

Wasson Peak

(13) Tucson…, AZ
gem Favorite A rare Crested Saguaro along the Yetman Trail.

Crested Saguaro

(6) Tucson…, AZ
gem Favorite Petroglyphs at Signal Hill Saguaro National Park

Signal Hill Petroglyphs

(11) Picture…, AZ
gem Favorite Incredible section of cacti in Sweetwater Preserve.

Crested Saguaro

(3) Flowing…, AZ
gem Favorite Sun Circle!

Sun Circle

(3) Flowing…, AZ

Recommended Routes in Southern Arizona and Tucson - 31

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Favorite View west from the saddle below Wasson Peak
Intermediate/Difficult

Wasson Peak Summit

9.4 mi 15.1 km 2,113' Up 644.1 m Up 2,113' Down 644.01 m Down

Flowing…, AZ
Favorite Looking north from one of the saddles on the way to the Romero Pools. Incredible views and desert vegetation can be found along this whole trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Romero Pools

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,047' Up 319.2 m Up 1,046' Down 318.88 m Down

Oro Valley, AZ
Favorite View looking at Seven Falls!
Difficult

Bear Canyon Loop

16.9 mi 27.2 km 2,465' Up 751.48 m Up 2,456' Down 748.6 m Down

Catalin…, AZ
Favorite Through the aspens on the Aspen Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Marshall Gulch To Aspen Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 814' Up 248.11 m Up 831' Down 253.3 m Down

Tanque…, AZ
Favorite View looking at Seven Falls!
Intermediate/Difficult

Seven Falls Out and Back

5.3 mi 8.6 km 604' Up 184.18 m Up 604' Down 184.13 m Down

Catalin…, AZ
Favorite Hiker and Tucson from Pusch Ridge Wilderness Finger Rock Canyon
Difficult

Mount Kimball Out-and-Back

8.7 mi 14.0 km 4,125' Up 1257.22 m Up 4,124' Down 1256.97 m Down

Catalin…, AZ
Favorite California poppies. EVERYWHERE!
Difficult

Wasson Peak - Hugh Norris

9.8 mi 15.8 km 2,496' Up 760.88 m Up 2,496' Down 760.81 m Down

Picture…, AZ
Favorite December is  fine time to hike Rincon Peak.
Very Difficult

Rincon Peak

14.4 mi 23.2 km 4,288' Up 1306.93 m Up 4,288' Down 1306.92 m Down

Mescal, AZ
Favorite Near the highest point of this loop run, with the Tortolitas in the distance and cows on the trail ahead.
Intermediate

Honeybee Canyon Loop

22.3 mi 35.9 km 964' Up 293.83 m Up 964' Down 293.83 m Down

Catalina, AZ

Southern Arizona and Tucson Hiking

  • 1,709 Miles 2,751 Kilometers of Trail
  • 33 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 153 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 237 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 60 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southern Arizona and Tucson - 417

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1.9 mi 3.0 km #1Pusch Peak Trail
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ 22 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #2Blacketts Ridge
Difficult
Catalina Foothills, AZ
Difficult
Catalina Foothills, AZ 19 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #3Phoneline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Catalina Foothills, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Catalina Foothills, AZ 12 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #4Old Baldy Trail #372
Difficult
Arivaca Junction, AZ
Difficult
Arivaca Junction, AZ 18 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Saguaro Vista Trail
Intermediate
Flowing Wells, AZ
Intermediate
Flowing Wells, AZ
6.5 mi 10.4 km #6Romero Canyon Trail
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ 12 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Echo Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Willcox, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Willcox, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #8Agua Caliente Hill #4445
Difficult
Tanque Verde, AZ
Difficult
Tanque Verde, AZ
11.8 mi 19.0 km #9AZT - Passage 11 - Santa Catalina Mountains
Intermediate/Difficult
Tucson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Tucson, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Safford Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Picture Rocks, AZ
Very Difficult
Picture Rocks, AZ

Photos of Southern Arizona and Tucson - 758

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View north from the Peak.
Oct 23, 2020 near Douglas, AZ
Near the summit of Mt. Lemmon looking south toward the Santa Rita Mountains.
May 7, 2015 near Catalina, AZ
Fantastic saguaros near the summit
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
View looking at Seven Falls!
Sep 9, 2017 near Tanque…, AZ
View of Oracle Ridge from Red Ridge #2 trail
Aug 31, 2019 near Oracle, AZ
Wildflowers in the spring :)
Mar 22, 2019 near Oro Valley, AZ
View from the Bog Springs Trail
Mar 28, 2018 near Arivaca…, AZ
A variety of cacti exist along the Cam-Boh trail.
Jul 19, 2016 near Picture…, AZ