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Address: 7180 North Alvernon Way (trailhead), Tucson, AZ 85718
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Didn't make it to the top. Easy access.

Pleasant hike with amazing display of cactuses. Heard last 1/3 is tougher, and wish we had made it, but wife saw a snake, so that was it, back we went. Very easy to get to.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tequesta, Florida
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Tequesta, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant hike with amazing display of cactuses. Heard last 1/3 is tougher, and wish we had made it, but wife saw a snake, so that was it, back we went. Very easy to get to.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So water is flowing most of the year. Especially now. Take your time, bring lots of water to drink its a pretty good hike. It takes about 3 hours to the top and back. No pets are allowed. Be safe and bring a large walking stick, lots of wild animals there. When it starts to get dark packs of coyotes... More 

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Bayfield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trailhead has a nice parking lot. Locals love to hike this trail as it's accessible from their homes in the Catalina foothills. Finger Rock is a climb right from the beginning. It is a gradual climb, with a medium level of difficulty for about 35-45 minutes. Then it becomes very challenging. That is where my husband and I began... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finger Rock Trail is only 3 miles to the Linda Vista Lookout. The first mile is flat but the next 1.5 miles go up 1650'. Great workout but take water and be in shape.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hike best not taken by novices. It is a challenging ascent to the top, an almost vertical climb towards the end. But the rewards are spectacular views of Tucson. Take lots of water and sunscreen and count for several hours of hard work.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Finger Rock Trail is strenuous, and good for cool fall or spring days. I got quite overheated on this trail, but had plenty of water, and managed to get down without the rescue crews.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This trail is a thigh buster and will get your heart pumping. The first 30 minutes of the trail isn't too bad. Then, you come to a wall of switchbacks that go on for a couple thousand feet of incline. It is a great challenge for training. Bring plenty of water and don't try it in the middle of the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you are an experienced hiker, this trail should be easier for you. I do see families out walking but the kids are usually pretty worn out. Some areas have tougher terrain than others but you can choose to just go part way in and turn around when you feel like you are getting tired. BRING WATER!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This trail starts out rather easy hiking (go to the Springs about 1 mile) and back (the first pic is at the Springs which is cool and shaded). Then go up a tough hill another 2.5 miles and take a right to get to the Linda Vista lookout - great place for a snack/rest. The trail continues relentlessly up to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Finger Rock Canyon is a classic Catalina's "Front Range" hike. Park at the north end of Alvernon. The parking lot can fill up so get there early, actually good advice for hiking in the desert period! The trail is consistently steep with stunning views of Finger Rock then of Tucson. There is a nice saddle on the right three miles... More 

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