Finger Rock Trail – Tucson North
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 fit. Take lots of water. In the summer, take whatever amount of water is greater than ‘lots’.
Allow plenty of time. Don’t get caught on the mountain after sundown. Why? ‘Cause you won’t be able to see the rattlesnakes.
In the summer, start at first light or do not attempt this trail. People have died. Allow at least 3 hours if you are in really good condition. Don’t go it alone. If you make it, the view of Metro Tucson far below is your reward.