Pusch Peak Hike

The trail head is almost to Oro Valley off Oracle. This is a strenuous hike, but the view from the summit is worthwhile. Plan on 2 – 3 hours up and an hour down. From the summit on a clear day you can see all the way to Kitt Peak … Continue reading

Hiking: Friday Night Sabino Stroll

This event is organized by ‘The Tucson Hiking Meetup Group’ which has 1,614 members and is based in Tucson, AZ. They have hosted 852 past events and have 16 other upcoming events scheduled. Event Description Come join us for our weekly hike and socializing afterward at Risky Business! This is … Continue reading

Finger Rock Trail – Tucson North

Finger Rock

Beautiful canyon, brutal hike. 8 miles out and back. Steep. No, I mean really steep! Rock climbing near the top. This outcropping is the towering natural monument you see from the City as you look north toward the Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. Don’t do it if you’re not seriously … Continue reading

Wasson Peak Trail – Tucson Westside

Wasson Peak (4,100') January 2010.

Mt. Wasson is the highest peak (4,687′) in the Tucson Mountains west of the city. Take El Camino del Cerro (exit 252 from I-10) west about 5 miles from the freeway to the trailhead. From the top you will have an expansive east view of the city and Catalina Mountains. … Continue reading

Romero Canyon To Montrose Pools Trail

Catalina St Park Picnic

The Romero Canyon Trail is located at the end of the road in Catalina State Park. Out and back, it’s about 2 fairly easy miles. If it’s rained recently, there will be falls and water in the Montrose Pools. Dog on leash OK. … Continue reading

Seven Falls Trail – Sabino Canyon

Seven Falls Sabino Canyon

This trail starts at Sabino Canyon Visitors Center on the east side of Tucson. Fairly easy if you’re in reasonably good physical shape. You can hike from the Visitors Center or take the tram (cash only) a couple of miles in and then hike another couple of miles more to … Continue reading

Hiking Mt. Lemmon

Our friends, Michael and Diane, frequently camp and hike on Mt. Lemmon. I asked them to suggest the best campsites and trails. Here is Diane’s hiking report. The Butterfly Trail is one of our favorites. A nice thing about this hike in the summer is that much of it is … Continue reading