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“Great hike for low-medium intensity hikers, beatiful view of the city!”
Review of Pima Canyon

Pima Canyon
Ranked #53 of 268 things to do in Tucson
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great hike for low-medium intensity hikers, great views of both the canyon and the city, easy access from parking lot

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Pima cyn trail starts easy enough and allows fun hike with family. After a few hours, it gets much steeper and hiking sticks advised. With enough time, a great hike is to climb up finger rock to Kimball and then down the Pima Cyn wall out to the parking lot (allow at least 8hrs!). Beware that summer hikes will leave you exposed, bring lots of H2O

1  Thank Christian V
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a wonderful trail - accessible, scenic and free. For those who are avid hikers and/or in good shape, it will be a piece of cake. For those with foot, leg or hip issues, realize that this trail is very rocky, with a lot of ups and downs. I'm 73 years old, overweight and not in the best of shape, but I enjoyed this hike very much. I saw 7 and 8 year olds cruising it easily. But, I would highly recommend a walking stick (or two) for leverage, balance and to prevent falling into a cactus. Great views all the way!

Thank David J
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

11/21/15 - Left at 8:40am. Saw the sun rise over the mountains, hiked to the pima saddle, had a picnic, then on the way down we saw the sun set and hiked the last hour in the moonlight. Got back to the parking lot at 6:35pm. What a good workout! The trail is not always easy to see because of the tall grasses and overgrown areas.

The first part if the hike, from the trailhead to the grinders and waterfall, takes about 1 1/2 hour at a leisurely pace and the trail is easy to find.

After this point it gets a little tougher and you should look carefully for the markers: stacked ip rocks, but also tree logs and cactus. Stay close to the creek if you are unsure. The trail crosses back and forth a dozen times and there was still a bit of water when we went.

The final part is a definite workout, similar to Finger Rock trail, with areas where the trail is really narrow and runs by a cliff. Altogether it took us 4 hours to get to the saddle, with plenty of stops to take pictures. My map says 5.7 miles one way to the saddle but also 8.6. So unsure.

The view is beautiful from the saddle, which is a fairly small area with no real flat surface.

If you have hiking poles and/or gloves, bring them along!

3  Thank Laurence L
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Went with friends to hike and loved it. Challenging and not far from the main roads. Saw another view of Tucson.

1  Thank Tricia108
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