hiking

no dogs

views

birding

nature trips

walking

wild flowers

trail running

Pusch Ridge towers over Tucson and the surrounding desert as one of the most prominent features of the Santa Catalina Mountains. With its lower slopes dotted with cactus and its upper reaches dark with pines, this unmistakable landmark makes the point in no uncertain terms that this is a land of extremes

Great hike was difficult towards the end but definitely worth it to see the waterfalls. Very gorgeous views along the way too. Anyone can do this hike, saw teenagers along the trail that made it to the end and my parents in their 60s made it without any problems too.

on Ventana Canyon Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Outstanding hike. However, I only hiked up to Maiden Pools, which were for the most part dry and not worthy of a swim. Great views and smells. Nice marshy area at the lower elevations, followed by a steady but not too steep gain. A few cool picnic rocks and shady coves and tree covered areas.

backpacking
3 days ago

Great hike but very difficult. It is worth it to continue to the 'window'. It took us 4hrs to get to the top.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiking poles advisable for steep grades. Great views of valley floor below. My dog scraped off the pads of her front paws on the sharp rocks of the steep final descent, so not so "dog friendly".

hiking
14 days ago

Some loose areas and a little overgrown in places, but an awesome hike. Long pants are suggested as there are many areas of with cactus and other thorny plants. As you leave the trailhead it starts out very gradual, but that doesn't last. Things get steep in a hurry. The peak is worth the struggle. Amazing 360 degree view from the top. Went 1:45 up and 1:15 down.

Super good views but definitely a hard hike.

hiking
17 days ago

We started at 5:30am and on the way back it was hot! I don't know how many times I did this trail and each time I still think it's an excellent workout.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for jogging and sight seeing! Would do again!

Lots of gnats and mosquitoes in August. Steep climb the 1st 0.5mi into the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

steep at first but its a good hike. toke my dog with me so that was nice.