Blackett's Ridge Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Short Hike With Amazing Views Of Sabino & Bear Canyons This is one of the "Must See" hikes in the area, if your in town for a short while and want a hike with spectaculer views of the Coronado National Forrest, then you have to do this one. After you park your car in the lot, walk over to the Bear Canyon trailhead, it will be off to the right of the visitors center. Shortly after you start the hike you will come to a paved tram road, turn right and walk along the paved tram road until you come to a small building, cross the bridge to your right and start out along the Phoneline trail, very shortly you'll see the trailhead sign for Blacketts Ridge Trail. This trail will give you all your eyes generally need of the wonderful mountainous terrain we have here in Tucson. At the top you'll have inreadible views of Thimble Peak to the Northeast and an awsome view of the Phoneline Trail way down below. Bring the camera and gets some awsome shots of you and your hiking partner atop of one of the highest peaks in the Park.
Amazing hike! It can be challenging at times but at the end of the day it was very rewarding. If you have poles I would recommend you bring them. Round trip total for me was 2hrs 25 mins. Have fun with this one! I'll definitely be back!!!
This is my favorite hike; I do it every weekend. The distance is misleading, as this actual trail is only 1.7mi each way & the rest of the distance is just getting to the trailhead.
This was a really fun hike but the trails in the canyon were poorly labeled. We ended up doing over 8 miles after getting lost. It was a pretty strenuous hike for people that don't live in the mountains, but definitely worth it at the top!
Excellent, great short hike with a lot of climb. Amazing view of the valley.