Hiking Project Logo

blueBlack Finger Rock Trail #42

Trail

5.5 mile 8.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,886' 1,184 m
Descent: -831' -253 m
High: 6,861' 2,091 m
Low: 3,106' 947 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Chad Dailey

A climb to the rock resembling the #1 sign.

Chad Dailey

Features Views

To get an overnight parking permit, fill out this form: webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.asp…

Description

This trail is a challenging ascent into the Santa Catalina front range wilderness. The trail starts more moderate and gets progressively rougher the further you make it from the trailhead.

The trail does not go directly to the finger, instead it contours around Mt. Kimball before terminating at the junction with Ventana Trail #98 and Esperero Trail #25.

It is most often used as an out-and-back trail and is frequently visited by locals. The trail consist of typical desert conditions which include rocks of all sizes, a plethora of dirt, and plants that poke. The initial mile or so will be more forgiving filled with Sonoran vegetation before you start the climb up the slopes above the gorge.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow hikers know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 12, 2019
hdjohnson
Inspecting the spring. 2.3mi — 1h 35m
Mar 9, 2019
hdjohnson
Up to Linda Vista saddle and back. Nice flow in the canyon bottom 6mi — 3h 10m
Feb 15, 2019
hdjohnson
2.4mi
May 17, 2018
Brian Mier
Mar 17, 2018
Julie Henk
Nov 21, 2017
lisa picard
Hiked Finger Rock Trail, connected to Ventana for a one day Canyon to Canyon. The connecting trail is marked well with cairns, however, tad overgrown 11.8mi — 5h 50m
Oct 6, 2017
Stephanie Stuck

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

#15513

Overall
  3.5 from 6 votes
5 Star
17%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
67%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#561

in Arizona

#15,513

Overall
46 Views Last Month
1,582 Since Apr 11, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
80%
20%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking