Blackett's Ridge Trail from Bear Canyon

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Pusch Ridge Wilderness

Blackett's Ridge Trail from Bear Canyon is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,945 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

bird watching

views

no dogs

Parked at the Bear Canyon trailhead. Took Bear Canyon Trail #29 to Phoneline Trail to Blackett's Ridge.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

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3 months ago

Wow! Was a fantastic hike. The views are amazing. I would say it was moderate. Definitely feel like I had a work out.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail is a great trail to do if you only have a few hours but want to get in a difficult hike. I do this trail at least once a week while working in the Tuscan area. It keeps me in shape the the longer difficult trails I do on my days off. Highly recommend this trail.

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5 months ago

Beautiful view at the top and the last about 1.5 provides a great workout as you ascend up with a rocky climb and a set of mini switchbacks complete with a view. Definitely would do this one over seven falls of trying to decide.

7 months ago

great view at top

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no shade
8 months ago

The last 1.5m to the summit is a workout. I took my poles but didn't need them. It's all very exposed, so you may wanna go when it's cooler.

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9 months ago

Great trail to catch views of Tucson and the larger mountains to the north. No shade, so bring lots of water and sunscreen. Check forecast before going, this crosses multiple washes and flash floods could be possible if a thunderstorm comes through.

Thu May 16 2019

Always love the challenge and views of Blackett Ridge. Steep at times, many switch backs and rock step ups. The view is Amazing and we'll worth it. Should be fairly fit to do this hike. Takes about 1 1/2 hour to peak if no breaks. Do expect no shade, very Rocky terrain and take good supply of water. Not extreme and fairly short.

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rocky
Wed May 08 2019

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Mon Apr 29 2019

Roe, Ernie, Kevin, Ron, Harry, Joe S., Laurie

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bridge out
Thu Mar 07 2019

Awesome trail hike today, with the temperature in the high 60s when we started and mid-70s when we finished. Keep in mind that all access to the trails was washed out due to recent snow melt but you could walk across barefoot. Maybe bring a towel to dry off your feet, but the cold water felt really good when we finished. Amazing trail with amazing views! Also even though the weather was cool still needed plenty of water.

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Tue Jan 22 2019

Very tough hike. Legs were burning pretty badly the last few miles up. Beautiful views. Great challenge.

Mon Jan 14 2019

In the beginning, you have to cross Bear Creek to get here. Challenging hike with rocky footing, steep grades and deep steps. No shade and it can get windy up there.

Sat Jan 12 2019

Very good hike

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Fri Jun 29 2018

Love this trail. I'm a runner but cannot run up this one because it is quite steep. The view going up/at the top is totally worth it though. Provides sweeping scenic views of Tucson and Sabino Canyon.

Mon Jan 15 2018

Beautiful trail, best route there!

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Sun Jan 14 2018

Nice hike but the view is the always same along the trail.

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