Linda Vista Loop Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Linda Vista Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles 469 feet Loop

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Rugged Mountain Views, view of city This is a great moderate hike, that captures great desert landscape and rugged mountain views. From the trail head, hike east up the obvious path towards Pusch Peak. The trail will lead you up and along a small canyon,l which will be on your left. This hike ends once you are at the base of a 250-300 foot peak. There is a small trail that will lead you to the top of this peak, if your ready for the up hill push! It makes for a great city view. You will notice a few side trails along the way, however if you stay on the east to west trail, you will be right on. Ample parking is available off Oracle and Linda Vista. The walk up the trail is easy to moderate, with lots of rock steps to climb over. The second half of the trail is downhill, with more rock steps. This is a good hike to do if you only have an hour or so. Plan to do this loop in the morning during the summertime. That way you will be in the shade of Pusch Ridge above. The trail offers beautiful views both up the trail, looking at Pusch Ridge, and down the trail, looking at Oro Valley. Lots of birds are seen throughout the area.

hiking
10 days ago

First time hiking this trail and we loved it. We are beginner hikers but thought the distance was just right for us. Lots of beautiful views. We saw deer and javelinas.

hiking
22 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Good views, easy hiking. Great for a relaxing stroll, good views of Pusch Peak & Oro Valley.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite go-to quick cardio hikes. Easy to get to off Oracle and not too many hikers

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful views. Love the saguaros!

hiking
3 months ago

If you only have an hour to hike before sunset, this is the perfect place! The full loop takes about an hour and you can get some great sunset pictures.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Took less than an hour to circumnavigate snd I would rate it as easy. One barely feels like one is getting away from the city, but there are some nice views and cool desert flora and vegetation. When I hike it again, there is apparently a side trail by the southeastern point of the loop that makes the hike a couple of miles longer and also gives access to an optional steep climb up a dry waterfall. There was a sign that stated that beyond this point it is not a forest service maintained trail. That will be my route next time.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike if you only have an hour. It took me a little less to do the loop. Did not see anyone else. I agree this trail is somewhat less than moderate but the steps (I took the left path) will have you doing good cardio fairly quickly.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery… The desert was lush and green and the path was a little rocky but not bad. It took me about an hour and 10 minutes to do the loop. Saw a few joggers but most people were just hiking. I would have rated this as an easy hike, not moderate. Great for beginners.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail, really beautiful scenery. The trail is well kept, easy and fun to hike.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

perfect height for a beginner like myself was not in very good shape

hiking
7 months ago

perfect height for the beginner who's
not in very good shape

trail running
8 months ago

8 months ago