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hiking
9 days ago

Great short hike with amazing views, wildflowers, and if you're lucky like I was, water flowing down in the Gulch. Part of the trail follows a dirt road with cabins so for a brief time I thought I was going the wrong way, but at the end of the road there was a trail sign pointing me in the right direction. Definitely one of my favorite hikes so far up on the mountain.

hiking
14 days ago

Silly Mtn is just across Hwy 60 from our RV Resort and every time we pass the parking lot we see many cars parked there. Finally my hiking group walked over from Canyon Vistas RV Resort and hiked the loop you see here, plus every "cross path" for a total of about 6 miles. The group marked it Easy to Moderate but there wasn't much in the easy category... but the scenery was a big surprise and I'm glad I did it!!!!!!!

Decent views. Easy to access. A bit too close to the highway for my liking.

Private, pretty, good moderate trail.

Lots of wildlife since monsoon season has started. We just went an hour in, hour out. It was evening. Came across a rattlesnake in the middle of our path; he wouldn’t let us cross him so we had to make our own way around to get back. Trail was clear. Only two spots where it was narrow enough that the brush touched us. Didn’t see any goats this time but it was highly trafficked for being so close to sunset. A must do and easy trail for anyone!

I don't really have anything to share that others have not expressed already. Take plenty of water. My biggest piece of advice is to preplan your trip here! My brother and I hiked this as it sits right outside his neighborhood. The views are great and you will be rewarded for your efforts just plan ahead and familiarize yourself with the route beforehand otherwise you may/will get frustrated with the lack of directions. I would wear a good hiking shoe, he lent me a pair of his as I only had cross trainers and couldn't believe the difference it made.

Beautiful views! Nice easy hike. Watch out for mountain bikers if you are hiking or walking a dog. They are respectful but can come up fast if you’re not expecting it.

on Sunset Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy quick trail with really great views. Bring a camera!

fairly easy trail rocky most of the time. beautiful scenery once past the homes. took me and my younger boys about 3 hours with a couple short breaks. shady 80% of the time coming in if your hiking in early.

Great for a nice walk, a number of different trails and good views.

very fun hike. great views of Tucson and beyond.

Nice views. Would be beautiful if it was wet season.

hiking
2 months ago

4 stars mostly for sentimental value. Some nice views of the Superstitions and one confusing part where the trail follows a less than obvious route.

The trail system consists of 12 separated trails that are interconnected. We started at 7am Saturday, numerous bikers out using the trails, we had to move a number of times to let the bikers pass. That was very annoying, but after 9am, they disappeared. We hiked roughly 15 miles through about 10 of the interconnecting trails, great views of the desert floor and surrounding nature.

hiking
2 months ago

Terrific trail. Very pretty, and about an hour in the breeze through the Canyon was wonderful! Servers areas of kush green. Peace and quiet and nature.

hiking
2 months ago

I am not from the area (from Corvallis, OR), but it was an excellent hike to enjoy Tucson’s scenery. Great rocky views as you go into the canyon. I don’t think we went all the way to the end of the trail, but we must of been close. The rocky terrain is very doable, but I would suggest hiking boots. Went around 7:30 AM, lots of lizards out to sunbathe!

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. First time on the trail. Saw 3 snakes though...one king snake at the bottom of the trail and two rattlesnakes within .5 from the end of the trail. One rattled and warned us, almost stepped on the other (was around 945 am). Other than that it was fine!

Good easy hike. A little over an hour with few stops

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was okay. A lot of rocks. Very confusing trail. It’s not Silly Trail it has different names and at the near end loop I could not find the trail instead of that I went in Mt Baldy trail to get to my car. I give 3 stars two reason are a lot of rocks but the major reason is the trails are very confusing. Yes I use All Trail Map by the way

on Pima Canyon Trail

3 months ago

Gateway to the front range and Pusch Ridge Wilderness. I'll never tire of it.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Trail down from the fire watch tower is non-existent. Totally burned out and needs re-cut. Take the dirt road up instead.

great for a quick hike to get out, relax, and forget the stress of the city.

hiking
3 months ago

Very rocky, wear your hiking shoes if you have them. Definitely steady incline on the way in. Very pretty hike!

Perfect for a warm up for longer hikes. Not much to see but enjoyable

This was my first trip I ever took to Arizona to visit my uncle and this hike looked amazing from the pictures I saw so we went. It was a pretty hot day for being April (easily 90 degrees). But it can get up too 118 here in the summer. There are 28 species of cactus out here including prickly pear, barrel, saguaro, and the famous organ pipe. Watch out for the cholla plants. They have really sharp barbs. Animals here include everything from birds to gila monsters, rabbits, javelina, scorpions, and rattlesnakes. I didn't see any snakes on this hike but they are around. Don't forget the hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. And be sure to take plenty of water and snacks. It gets very hot out here and you will need them as this is a pretty strenuous hike up near the top.

Nice trail close to home!

hiking
4 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful trails in Tucson. It goes on and on and on and unveils more and more of the beautiful Sonoran desert.. it really should be done before 1 April. Really really gorgeous enjoyable hike steady uphill not overly challenging.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike!!! Nice blend of moderate and difficultly.

hiking
4 months ago

The first 3 miles of the trail is awesome ! great scenery, tons of petrified wood and a moderately challenging hike. The rest was kinda lame... Hiking through the resort and along the road. Next time I'll turn around half way and enjoy the best part twice.

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