Linda Vista Loop Trail

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Pusch Ridge Wilderness

Linda Vista Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 426 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

horseback riding

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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 along a small canyon,l which will be on your left. This hike ends once you are at the base of a 250-300 foot peak. There is a small trail that will lead you to the top of this peak, if your ready for the up hill push! It makes for a great city view. You will notice a few side trails along the way, however if you stay on the east to west trail, you will be right on. Ample parking is available off Oracle and Linda Vista. The walk up the trail is easy to moderate, with lots of rock steps to climb over. The second half of the trail is downhill, with more rock steps. This is a good hike to do if you only have an hour or so. Plan to do this loop in the morning during the summertime. That way you will be in the shade of Pusch Ridge above. The trail offers beautiful views both up the trail, looking at Pusch Ridge, and down the trail, looking at Oro Valley. Lots of birds are seen throughout the area.

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no shade
8 hours ago

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no shade
3 days ago

Great trail. Moderate elevation gain and good warmup of the big muscles. Though it was no surprise, it was 100 deg F this afternoon. Be careful; there’s no shade.

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bugs
16 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Easy to follow. Recommend as a sunset hike as view of the mountain is equally as beautiful. 10/10

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rocky
25 days ago

great trail but Rocky!

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rocky
26 days ago

it was a great hiking trail. beautiful and a little Rocky but I enjoyed it. I like how you can go different ways if you want to hike more.

recorded Linda Vista Loop Trail

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bugs
over grown
rocky
29 days ago

Beautiful hike. Too many mosquitoes this time of the year.

bugs
rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful trail.

tough scramble at parts, wish I had some trekking poles. great view from the top though!

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no shade
1 month ago

nice trail. right now there's lots of wildflowers in bloom and the prickly pear are about to bloom too. no dogs. a little rocky and has some steps. not marked very well once your up there but it's not too hard to follow with a map.

hiking
1 month ago

I saw a gila monster here! Soooo very exciting. Very beautiful trail, easy to follow, free parking. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Pretty simple hike. Large rock steps. No dogs due to the “big horn sheep”.

no shade
rocky
2 months ago

recorded Linda Vista Loop Trail

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice trail. Got close to the mountain. Not difficult except for people with a bum knee. Like me. The trail seems somewhat eroded probably due to a lot of hikers and rain runoff. Downhill was tough for me. Too many steps down. I need more of a bike trail. I did notice the hum of traffic on Oracle. Nice up close views of Catalinas. Nice views of Oro Valley. Hope to come back when my knee is better.

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rocky
2 months ago

Started at Hilton hotel

hiking
2 months ago

Great views!

Very beautiful trail with scenic views. Very rocky though. Overall great hike.

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rocky
3 months ago

we went up the left down the middle back up the right and down the middle again 3.99 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

Really pretty views— no signs and we got turned around and accidentally took the longer loop than the shorter loop. We ended up turning around because this loop was a couple miles longer and we had our babies in tow. I agree with others about being somewhat rocky and overgrown at times. It was fun to see deer just off the trail. Moderately trafficked. Great hike to do on a sunny January/February day! Will definitely go back.

hiking
4 months ago

Linda Vista - 1 st Sunshine Hikers

hiking
4 months ago

This loop is not 2.2 miles. It is actually 2.8 miles of gorgeous scenery!

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rocky
4 months ago

Fabulous scenic trail among the amazing saguaros and other cactus. Saw squirrels and cottontails. Gradual elevation gain if the trail is walked counterclockwise.

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