Pima Canyon to Mount Kimball

MODERATE 9 reviews
#11 of 66 trails in

Pima Canyon to Mount Kimball is a 12 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, very rocky in the beginning but not bad after,, very green and lots of water running. Saw a deer and a rattle snake, didn't make it to mount kimball this time but next time for sure!!

6 months ago

Epic trail, did it in tennis shoes and a t-shirt, no problem! bring a lot of water! Gets real steep at the end!

7 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

We really enjoyed this very pleasant (though rocky) trail. The first mile or so is classic saguaro desert. Once into the canyon, trees including some cottonwoods dominate the trail. It's because in the summer the canyon gets at least 5 hours less sun in the day than the Tucson valley, and the canyon collects all the runoff from the surrounding mountains.
During a 3.5-hour hike on the Saturday morning of a 3-day weekend, we saw 5 or 6 other groups along the way. Two of those groups were families with young children (upper ES through high school), and most others were pairs.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beautiful scenery, very loose rock trail, make sure you have ankle support