A quick, rocky little climb that's easy to access off Oracle Rd in Oro Valley. Lots of cholla, prickly pear and saguaros along the way. Spotted a pyrrhuloxia and a few other birds, but no other creatures this time around. Would recommend if you are looking for a short hike that still offers a bit of challenge.

hiking
3 months ago

Good elevation and views, very rocky makes a little more challenging.

An easy-to-access trail that is easy to moderate in parts. Some loose rocks as would be typical in this area. However, no huge steps up or leaps down requiring those of us with shorter legs to have to use all fours.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, short hike. Completed the loop in about an hour at a brisk pace. Would have liked to go all the way to the top of the peak, but the trail didn’t go there.

This trail was pretty good but no shade mid day so bring water if you're not use to the AZ heat. Locals were on a mission walk without much problem.

good exercise!

this quite an adventures rout, the scinery us amazing.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike to do if you don't have a lot of time. Lots of birds

hiking
5 months ago

Rocky trail with limited opportunity to enjoy the scenery. Fairly close to housung in spots.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, went during a break between band rehearsals. Sunset cactus pictures were prime!

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome short hike. No issues with staying on the trail with the help of this apps map feature. Took about 1:20hrs to do the entire loop. The only thing I didn’t care for was the trail is so rocky you have to look down while hiking so I missed a lot of the beautiful views unless I stopped. Looking forward to another round here:)

hiking
6 months ago

Great night views of the city!

hiking
8 months ago

I love the views from the top. Took our group about 2 hours to do the loop. Be prepared for a leg workout!

hiking
9 months ago

Fat Man & Kids made a mistake. Not ready for moderate yet. Very beautiful. Very Rocky. Views are great. Clean well marked trails.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy hike. Lots of prickly pear cacti lining the trail. Good views of Oro Valley from the apex of the loop.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

The views aren't that impressive, but the trail is very well maintained. Nice easy hike.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A nice hike close to town. Great view of the mountains. The Oracle road noise goes away once you're ~15 min down the trail.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

This was a great trail somehow I got off the beaten path which is not supposed to be so easy but it happened to me and then dip going up the side of the mountain so be careful and make sure that you stay on the trail you're meant to be on and have a blast bring lots of water.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This is one of my favorite trails. I hike it 3x a week for a quick workout. It's about 3 minutes from my house. This year the forest service has allowed the horses so watch out for trail apples. My only complaint with horses is that they move slow and being stuck behind them is awful. I wish they would move over for faster users of the trail. But it's still a great hike with great views.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Great trail of poop.

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Good hike to get you warmed up and ready for longer and more difficult trails. Easy access for parking and identifying the trail.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

may be a 400 elevation change. rock steps can be a bit high at times. overall a moderate hike. no wild flowers at this time.

Monday, February 06, 2017

nice easy walk with some elevation but also had very beautiful scenery of the city and of the catalinas.

hiking
Thursday, February 02, 2017

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!

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

Wonderful vegetation and views. Ridge protects from sun until 9:30ish, so beautiful 'cloudy' lighting that makes everything look richer in hue

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

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.

walking
Sunday, December 18, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Beautiful views. Love the saguaros!

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.

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