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An out and back with great views of Tucson. Good elevation gain/loss and plenty of wildlife around.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

5,261' 1,604 m

High

2,920' 890 m

Low

2,390' 728 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail has great views of Tucson, and is an easy escape from the city to get into the desert.

Look for the trail at the northern end of the parking lot. The trail starts going uphill within the first quarter mile and gains a ridgeline before dropping down to a tank. It then climbs up to a saddle and gains a false summit before reaching a plateau before the final climb to the summit. The last half mile up to the summit is steep and has loose rocks. Be especially careful on the way down.

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Shared By:

Mike Barcom

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 12 votes

#4

in Tucson

#7359

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  4.3 from 12 votes
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#4

in Tucson

#195

in Arizona

#7,359

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Feb 7, 2021 near Tanque…, AZ
view back west almost to top of hill.
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Feb 18, 2023
Tim Loesch
By my watch the trail was 5 miles (10 out and back) and 2,900 feet of vertical. The description says less than that by a considerable amount — 4h 30m
Dec 25, 2022
Mary Anderson
Lovely trail. Pretty crowded at first then very alone. Had top to myself where I could hear shooting 9mi — 5h 40m
Jan 16, 2022
Matt Sinclair
Jan 22, 2021
Charles Paige
9mi — 3h 15m
Dec 28, 2020
DD Demers
Dec 19, 2020
Mary Hawgood
May 23, 2020
Jerry Doorenbos
Apr 12, 2020
Jeff White
Good trail. Mostly intermediate until the last mile or so then becomes more difficult but worth the views at the top. 9mi — 4h 30m
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