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Like To Hike - Visiting Tucson - Try Pima Canyon

A very, very popular trail in the Catalina mountains on the north side of Tucson. Be warned the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ernest M
Tucson, Arizona

This is a beautiful trail, with some elevation gain in the first 15 minutes, and lovely views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very, very popular trail in the Catalina mountains on the north side of Tucson. Be warned the parking lot is small and fills up early in the morning. On street parking is limited and mostly illegal unless you park some distance away and walk...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful trail, with some elevation gain in the first 15 minutes, and lovely views. Gravelly and rocky trail but well marked and maintained. No facilities but good size parking lot at trail head and a water fountain. Well worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you start hiking soon after the first morning light, this can be an be an enjoyable summer trail. Crucial to bring sufficient water even if you only hike in about 3 miles as our group did. Beautiful morning light. Important to watch for snakes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaO568
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

This one way trail is of moderate difficulty but easy to follow. Plenty of parking at the trailhead. Poles were useful for us on the sometimes rocky surfaces.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Hiked back to the Dam a few weeks ago. Had not been to Tucson for many years and was shocked at how development has encroached on the canyon entrance. It was a shame to see the old horse fence, that was meant to keep horses...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Go with eyes wide open and each time, you will see new things and wonderful surprises. The desert trail is a great hike and the surrounding landscape is full of so many different cacti and flowers of all shapes and sizes. The first time you...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jen T
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is a relatively easy 3 mile (one way) hike to an old forest service dam. More experienced hikers can go from here to Mt Kimball.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank tucsonsherwood
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Some nice views, not too difficult....After the monsoons, can be a little over grown...Not bad, but I like Sabino Canyon beter

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite hiking spot in Tucson. The trail starts in the desert and goes through the canyon with tall tress and green vegetation. Well maintained trail. Make sure to carry enough water because you won't be able to refill your water bottles. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank PokharaRN
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a terrific hike among the desert flora. It can be done to any length, time, and ability. It's an out and back trail - you get to decide how much to do. It's great for kids.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Aaron H
November 13, 2018|
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Depends on where you're traveling from. Look up on the Internet Pima Canyon trailhead and use Google Maps or MapQuest.