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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

hiking
4 days ago

An easy-to-access trail that is easy to moderate in parts. Some loose rocks as would be typical in this area. However, no huge steps up or leaps down requiring those of us with shorter legs to have to use all fours.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice, short hike. Completed the loop in about an hour at a brisk pace. Would have liked to go all the way to the top of the peak, but the trail didn’t go there.

12 days ago

This trail was pretty good but no shade mid day so bring water if you're not use to the AZ heat. Locals were on a mission walk without much problem.

hiking
28 days ago

good exercise!

28 days ago

this quite an adventures rout, the scinery us amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike to do if you don't have a lot of time. Lots of birds

hiking
1 month ago

Rocky trail with limited opportunity to enjoy the scenery. Fairly close to housung in spots.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, went during a break between band rehearsals. Sunset cactus pictures were prime!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome short hike. No issues with staying on the trail with the help of this apps map feature. Took about 1:20hrs to do the entire loop. The only thing I didn’t care for was the trail is so rocky you have to look down while hiking so I missed a lot of the beautiful views unless I stopped. Looking forward to another round here:)

hiking
2 months ago

Great night views of the city!

hiking
4 months ago

I love the views from the top. Took our group about 2 hours to do the loop. Be prepared for a leg workout!

hiking
5 months ago

Fat Man & Kids made a mistake. Not ready for moderate yet. Very beautiful. Very Rocky. Views are great. Clean well marked trails.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy hike. Lots of prickly pear cacti lining the trail. Good views of Oro Valley from the apex of the loop.

hiking
8 months ago

The views aren't that impressive, but the trail is very well maintained. Nice easy hike.

hiking
9 months 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.

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail of poop.

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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.

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