Blackett's Ridge Trail

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Blackett's Ridge Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

5.7 miles
1797 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

Short Hike With Amazing Views Of Sabino & Bear Canyons This is one of the "Must See" hikes in the area, if your in town for a short while and want a hike with spectaculer views of the Coronado National Forrest, then you have to do this one. After you park your car in the lot, walk over to the Bear Canyon trailhead, it will be off to the right of the visitors center. Shortly after you start the hike you will come to a paved tram road, turn right and walk along the paved tram road until you come to a small building, cross the bridge to your right and start out along the Phoneline trail, very shortly you'll see the trailhead sign for Blacketts Ridge Trail. This trail will give you all your eyes generally need of the wonderful mountainous terrain we have here in Tucson. At the top you'll have inreadible views of Thimble Peak to the Northeast and an awsome view of the Phoneline Trail way down below. Bring the camera and gets some awsome shots of you and your hiking partner atop of one of the highest peaks in the Park.

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challenging with all the elevation. Greatvwork out!

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Until now, I had been hiking the 'moderate' trails around Tucson. This was my first 'hard' trail, and it was definitely more difficult in elevation, terrain, and length. Absolutely worth it though. Once you start to gain elevation the views are amazing, especially on the saddle near the top. Poles are definitely recommended if you use them regularly.

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Excellent views from the top, but definitely a good climb! Once you get past the first mile or so the top is cooler with more wind which helps on the hotter days.

26 days ago

Good short, steep hike. Lately, I've been doing it x2 for a great workout.

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Great view of thimble peak! I was a little sore the next day, pretty steep going up, but definitely worth it!

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