Darrin H. on Linda Vista Loop Trail
nice easy walk with some elevation but also had very beautiful scenery of the city and of the catalinas.
We hiked this trail yesterday early in the am and that was the hardest trail I've ever hiked. My friend's knees were giving him a lot of problem so we turned around. Another 15 or 20mins we could have made it. I'll definitely go back in 2 weeks. It's less than 4 miles so I should be able to get to the top. Hard, yes indeed. Some step ups were as high as my waste and I'm only 5.2. Other areas we were on our 4 legs. The trail was VERY tight in some areas and if you are not careful, you would land on a cacti.
Not particularly difficult, but a great place to get in a quick cardio work out. Close to Oro Valley and easy access to trail Head. We have hiked it a couple times our first week after arriving as it is a great training hike as we prepare to advance onto the harder routes. Very quiet and peaceful!