Pusch Peak via Linda Vista Trail

HARD 98 reviews
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Pusch Peak via Linda Vista Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2664 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

Note: This trail is in the Coronado National Forest desert bighorn closure area, so the Pusch Peak Trail is closed to the public between January 1 and April 30. Short but difficult hike with incredible mountaintop views. Definitely not for the amateur. Although short in distance, this hike will carry you up 2000 ft in no time. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended, you're venturing into serious ankle-breaking territory. However, if properly equipped, this hike will give you plenty to smile about as you scramble up onto 3 separate peaks before reaching your destination of Pusch Peak. As you start out, be sure and head down the trail on the left side, after about 500 yards you'll come to a fork in the trail, stay to the right on the "main trail". Once you get to the "mileage" marker look to your right (East) and you'll spot the trail leading you into the mountain range, otherwise, you'll end up making a big circle and winding up back at the trailhead. If your not up for a major hike this lower loop does just fine. A pair of climbing gloves is a big help as your going to be scrambling on boulders. Definitely intense, but well worth it, you're in for a stunning visual experience.

hiking
27 minutes ago

Very steep hike felt like we were mountaineering and not hiking....very loose rocks everywhere. Got to about the halfway point and decided to turn around did not like having to crawl on all fours. I have noticed quite a few hikers have not completed this trail and or completed and never tried again.....that says a lot. Glad we tried, will be back to other trails.

hiking
1 day ago

What a brutal but awesome hike!! Second time and made it to the top again.. saw four big horn and a baby!, so 5 total!! Just amazing creatures!! Definitely will do this again!!

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Some loose areas and a little overgrown in places, but an awesome hike. Long pants are suggested as there are many areas of with cactus and other thorny plants. As you leave the trailhead it starts out very gradual, but that doesn't last. Things get steep in a hurry. The peak is worth the struggle. Amazing 360 degree view from the top. Went 1:45 up and 1:15 down.

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout with impressive views of Tucson at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Hard hike but amazing views, finally got to see the bighorn sheep and some deer!!

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5 months ago

wow, what a workout, but how amazing is it to get to the top...so worth the pain.

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of fun, nice cool breeze, sometimes gusting, it blew my baseball cap off. Beautiful scenery. Love all the flowers, just be careful of the thorns. God gets all the glory for His beautiful creation! Wearing hiking boots and using walking sticks sure helped.

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5 months ago

Vast views. Challenging terrain.

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6 months ago

We did this short trail today to the first mount and it was nice. Just 1.5 miles one way.

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