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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

hiking
2 days ago

Solid hike with some good views of the city. The canyon gives some decent shade to beat the heat as well. Time it right and it's a great way to end the day and catch the sunset on the way back to the trailhead.

Bring water! We took off from Leows Resort not knowing what we were getting into. Made it all the way with 16oz of water. Very scenic and worth the effort.

I’ve been hiking the Catalina Mts since I was 5 years old. This has always been one of my favorite hikes. We started out at 5:30 am and came down at 4pm, taking our time and with my partner being a geologist, spent plenty of time looking at different rocks. Today was probably not the most opportune time to do this hike– with temperatures hitting mid 90’s by 11 am, we were getting burnt and dehydrated. That being said, the hike itself was well worth it. Perhaps we would have been back sooner if the stretch from the summit of Kimball to the drop into Pima was better marked. We lost the trail quite a few times, sucking up a lot of time out of our journey. All in all, a great day and a feel good hike with the calorie burn and the amazing views. Bring more water than you think you’ll need. You’ll use it.

Really pretty but rough on the joints. Amazing views.

hiking
8 days ago

Good stuff

Great trail! Being one of the first trails I've hiked for a very long time made it a bit rough but awesome views at nearly every peak. There are some sketchy areas with loose rocks but as long as you watch your footing, you'll be good. The picture is from Leopold Point.

This is rated accurately. I left at 6 am which I recommend to beat the heat. Took me about 2.5 hours yo get to the top - cathedral rock. Beautiful views - lots of scrambling - recommend wearing long pants as trail isn’t cut back or maintained. Challenging but worth the effort. Ended up with 14 miles total - got back to the hotel by 11 am - bring at least 2 L water. Very fun

hiking
16 days ago

Very gentle quiet trail for first 2 miles. Not the best views since it is low, but great for a low key hike.

Great hike!

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17 days ago

3rd time doing this trail to the top and will definitely do it again soon!! Very steep but worth it,, amazing views from many points but especially the top!!

hiking
23 days ago