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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
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!
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
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
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
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