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Agua Caliente Hill #4445

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 4.6 (9)

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


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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

  4.6 from 9 votes

#2

in Tucson

#5544

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  4.6 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Tucson

#144

in Arizona

#5,544

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View from part way up the Agua Caliente Hill Trail towards Tucson.
Apr 22, 2015 near Tanque…, AZ

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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
May 25, 2019
Max Knotts
Feb 10, 2018
Matt Swanson
8.6mi
Jan 20, 2018
Tom Compton
Feb 19, 2017
Chris Kaplan
8.5mi