Blackett's Ridge Trail

HARD 164 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is one of the "Must See" hikes in the area, if you're in town for a short while and want a hike with spectacular views of the Coronado National Forrest. 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. You'll see the trailhead sign for Blacketts Ridge Trail. At the top you'll have incredible views of Thimble Peak to the Northeast and an awesome view of the Phoneline Trail way down below.

6 hours ago

This hike is a b****!!! But in the best way possible. The views and sense of accomplishment at the top are absolutely unbeatable. One of my favorite hikes when I need a good workout.

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16 days ago

Great trail - stair master of the trails.

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17 days ago

If you have one morning to see the Catalina Mountains, this is the hike to do. Get out early in the summer and have breakfast up top. No matter how many times I make it up this, the false peaks drive me crazy. The views from the top are outstanding in every direction.

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22 days ago

Good five years ago.
Impossible now

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1 month ago

It has so many amazing views you can easily forget that you're trying to reach the top.

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2 months ago

Exhilarating!

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3 months ago

Difficult but beautiful. Great views from the top! Many false summits add to the fun!