Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Pusch Ridge Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Assent frm. Sabino Canyon Visitor's Center to Mt. Lemmon Peak (El. 9159 ft.). Details: 2-day hike, 1-night camp, Hikers: 3 - 59yrs., 29yrs., 26yrs, Pack Weights: 36lbs, 25lbs, 35lbs respectfully. Water: 14L (2L harvested at Hutch's pool) total 16L for hike, drank 14L. Hike Start Time: 05:45, Trial Route: Parking lot to Tram Road to Sabino Canyon Trl. FS #23 to West Fork Sabino Trl. FS #24 to Mt. Lemmon Trl. #5 to Mt. Lemmon Peak. Approx. Hiking Time: 13hrs., 40min. Approx. Distance: 19miles. Hike End Time: 13:00, 04/15/18. Fantastic Hike! This is a Fall/Winter/Spring hike. Trail becomes much steeper after Hutch's pool. Mt. Lemmon Trail #5 is very technical. Be sure to bring poles.

on Pima Canyon Trail

11 days ago

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

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19 days ago

Finally hiked Ventana canyon trail to the window. I've always wanted to get to the window and I finally did it! Perfect day for it. 4 hours up, 3:35 down.

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23 days ago

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

Stayed in a Condo sitauted right at trailhead. We used the trail a couple times for morning exercise before it got too hot! So only went halfway up. To that point about 2.5mi and 1000' elevation gain. Nice easy to moderate trek with some good views of the canyon.

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

Nice trail well indicated

We found the water tank and continued on the west side of the fence to a new house site; but never saw petroglyphs. Without GPS what should we look for?

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1 month ago

First time on this trail. Very nice, good hike. Kids were on the trail and had no trouble climbing the "rock" stairs. (what we call them). We were fortunate to see Big Horn Sheep. Beautiful site

Nice easy trail. I lay on the stone beside the river for a while. Watching the blue sky, listening to the music, I spent a satisfied morning.

When you get to the top of the saddle go easy to Window Rock. Another mile or so. Best hike in the Tucson area I think.

This was an enjoyable 2 hour hike with my tween daughter. This canyon has a tram traveling a ways up on a paved road. There are 2-3 places within the first half of the hike within view of this road/trolley. We enjoyed 2 crossings on rocks over a low stream. The second half is less busy, and most of the time we felt like the only ones in the canyon, with no sight of the city on the other side of the ridge. Beautiful views. A sign warning of recent mountain lion sighting. The only wildlife sled saw were the small lizards though, which was fine by me!

Maiden Pools is one of several destinations on the Ventana Canyon Trail. See instructions and reviews for that trail. Not sure why this section is rated moderate and the longer trail hard. I’d say the lower canyon is easy (first mile or so) but as the trail ascends it gets much steeper and more rocky - i.e. hard. The trailhead is within the Ventana Canyon Resort and the first section of the trail runs along an easement through private property. It is well travelled and the trail is obvious.

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2 months ago

Good to get a workout trail. Rocky but lots of ‘natural’ rock steps. I would recommend poles unless you are nimble. Great views; trails are easy to follow.

Easy to follow trail and bang on GPX track. Bring 5-6 liters of water (winter).
Beautiful change from low desert to high pine forest.

Well developed trial. Easy to follow. Turn left to Esperero trial to see window rock. Took us about 11 hours to Window rock and back. We are a group of hikers without much experience.

Beautiful Tucson day and beautiful hike. A bit rocky but navigable. Little water in the pools. A little past the pools the vegetation change to more green with trees. Prettier. Make sure you watch for the cairns along the way. Would do it again.

Gorgeous day for a hike in Arizona!

Was nice hike through the low clouds .

Great trail. Did it in the rain today and it was beautiful with the low clouds.

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3 months ago

Breathtaking views but kind of a drag that to get to the trail you have to walk a mile through an easement with barbed wire fence on either side. Large rocks/boulders cover a large part of the trail and the trail is not well marked. It’s a great workout because of elevation gain. I experienced a spiritual tranquility being surrounded by
what really can only be described as the majesty of nature.

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3 months ago

Today we tried to get to the window but after 3.93 miles up we decided it was time to turn around. Boy, we were all too tired and the heat certainly didn't help either.

Great views, the mileage is off- was 5.2 miles round trip.... would like to do again after some rain...

Trailhead tricky to find. After parking keep walking toward house at dead end. Trailhead is on the left. The last 1.75 is paved road. We opted to take Marshall Gulch trail back to Mint Spring. Making for a total of 7..1. After so much desert hiking the woods were an ice change.

on Pima Canyon Trail

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3 months ago

Perfect trail for a fairly quick out and back . It is kinda anticlimactic when you reach the end to turn around. The trail is well maintained and well trafficked.

relatively easy. beautiful scenery. great morning hike

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3 months ago

Rocky, especially at first. Beautiful scenery that changes throughout the hike. Beautiful views as you get higher in the mountains.

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3 months ago

Great trail! But the Trail length and elevation gain is wrong on this app. It’s 2.4 miles one-way from trailhead to the pools. Not 1.9 miles round trip. Elevation gain is significantly different too.

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3 months ago

Beautiful view, dry, make sure you have enough water.

Nice hike but a little overgrown. Long pants recommended

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