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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

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1 day ago

This review is tough for me to do, because of my ego. You will see why. On the plus side, the hike has great views. On the negative side, the trail markers near the top are few and far between. I went off trail for a few miles more than once. The total mileage for the hike ended up being close to 22 miles because of this. If I had the foresight to listen to people about how much water to bring, this wouldn't have been an issue. I ran out of water with about 7 miles to go. By this time, it was already 1:30 pm and the temperatures were quickly approaching 110 F. With only 2 miles to go, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it, I was getting hazy and nauseous. With my phone battery too low for gps, I decided to call 911 who then called local search and rescue. They responded very quickly and probably saved my life. Don't be an idiot like me, I thought I was young and in good shape, and that it wouldn't be a problem. Wait until Fall to do this hike, it will take all day. And bring WAY more water than you think you need, I brought a 2L camelbak and 24 ounce water bottle and it wasn't nearly enough for the heat. Be smart, don't be me. Just a side note, the search and rescue people were the nicest group of people I've ever met. Heros.

went on this hike 6/11/2017. Fun hike, certainly challenging. def stick to the cooler months for this trek.

I did this trail backwards, starting from the Sabino Canyon ranger station. I'd recommend bringing plenty of water in the summer months (2 gallons +). Portions of the trail near the saddle can be hard to find. Ended up using Uber to get back to my car.

Hard hike but amazing views, finally got to see the bighorn sheep and some deer!!

27 days ago

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29 days ago

Good trail with awesome views both close and distant.

hiking
1 month ago

on Pima Canyon Trail

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great Hike. First mile or so is steep. Easy trail to follow