Linda Vista Loop Trail

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Linda Vista Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Rugged Mountain Views, view of city 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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3 days ago

A nice hike close to town. Great view of the mountains. The Oracle road noise goes away once you're ~15 min down the trail.

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12 days ago

This was a great trail somehow I got off the beaten path which is not supposed to be so easy but it happened to me and then dip going up the side of the mountain so be careful and make sure that you stay on the trail you're meant to be on and have a blast bring lots of water.

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14 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails. I hike it 3x a week for a quick workout. It's about 3 minutes from my house. This year the forest service has allowed the horses so watch out for trail apples. My only complaint with horses is that they move slow and being stuck behind them is awful. I wish they would move over for faster users of the trail. But it's still a great hike with great views.

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Great trail of poop.

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1 month ago

Good hike to get you warmed up and ready for longer and more difficult trails. Easy access for parking and identifying the trail.

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2 months ago

may be a 400 elevation change. rock steps can be a bit high at times. overall a moderate hike. no wild flowers at this time.