Best trails in Pusch Ridge Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Pusch Ridge Wilderness, Arizona? AllTrails has 40 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Pusch Ridge Wilderness ranging from 2.1 to 25.4 km and from 817 to 2,775 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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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Map of trails in Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Park information
Acreage
56933 acres
Top trails (40)
#1 - Pima Canyon Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 6.3 km • Est. 2 h 1 m
Located at the Northwest side of Tucson on the edge of front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains lies the Iris O. Dewhirst trail. Also commonly known as the Pima Canyon Trail #62. This well traveledShow more
#2 - Mount Kimball via Finger Rock Canyon Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 14.2 km • Est. 6 h 23 m
Mount Kimball via Finger Rock Canyon Trail is a 14.2 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#3 - Pusch Peak via Linda Vista Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 3 h 17 m
Note: This trail is in the Coronado National Forest desert bighorn closure area, so between January 1 and April 30 it is prohibited to enter beyond 400 feet off designated Forest Service trails. ShorShow more
#4 - Window Peak via Ventana Canyon Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 20.0 km • Est. 8 h 1 m
Window Peak via Ventana Canyon Trail is a 20.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail isShow more
#5 - Linda Vista Loop Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 10 m
This is a great moderate hike, that captures great desert landscape and rugged mountain views. From the trail head, hike east up the obvious path towards Pusch Peak. The trail will lead you up and Show more
#6 - Pontatoc Ridge Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 2 h 22 m
Pontatoc Ridge Trail is a 6.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#7 - Maiden Pools
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 9.0 km • Est. 3 h 11 m
The Maiden Pools are one of several sights along the Ventana Canyon. This trail is rocky and loose. Hikers may choose to continue up Ventana Canyon to Window Peak.Show more
#8 - Soldier Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 km • Est. 3 h 27 m
Beatiful canyons, challenging hike This trail follows the route of an old road and power line from the Catalina Highway to the site of a now-abandoned prison camp. The camp is gone and the power lineShow more
#9 - Bug Springs Trail
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 13.4 km • Est. 4 h 40 m
Forest, seasonal creek and snow, great city views This is a popular trail that was recently reopened. The trail starts in the rugged desert terrain of the Catalina Foothills, switchbacks up to rock fShow more
#10 - Pima Canyon to Mount Kimball
Pusch Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 20.3 km • Est. 8 h 9 m
This trail is a great challenge for the solo hikers. Fallen trees on the top could be challenging for persons with knee/back problems as it requires jumps and almost crawling. The top part can be diffShow more
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