Tumamoc Hill

MODERATE 145 reviews
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Tumamoc Hill is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

no dogs

Great hike with perfect city views This is a great hike up a well paved hill with fantastic city views. Since this hike is on university property it is one of the only hikes in the Tucson Mountain Range that permits night hiking, making this the perfect hike for sunrise/sunset watching. Tumamoc Hill is a research station that has been studied since 1906. Travel is permitted all the way to the top but on pavement only. With continued respect this route should remain open to the public!

walking
7 minutes ago

Good workout for keeping your mountain legs during the week, and great views of the city day or night. Some really steep parts and a lot of wildlife, despite the crowds.

Oh yeah...the crowds. If you like mariachi music or bubble gum pope you will love that many trail-walkers are unaware of that marvelous invention...ear buds.

One star for that...

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
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17 days ago

Fairly steep paved path. Nice walk. Good views of city. Would like to do this at dusk to see city lights.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Path winds straight up to show a view of the city. The city view was nice but the hike up wasn't very exciting.

1 month ago

great view of the city during the day or after dark. great sunsets. paved path isn't in the best condition, lots of cracks and holes. can be very crowded at sundown. a couple of the switchbacks are pretty steep, but otherwise a moderate walk.

1 month ago

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Great view of the city lights at night. Very crowded walk.

2 months ago

This is short but steep trail, it's paved all the way. Great workout!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

This hike is amazing at night. you can see all the city light and hike. We saw a group of deer along the way. The incline is steep, but I was able to push a stroller with 3 kids up it since its all paved

hiking
2 months ago

Straight up hill. A little boring. Just okay.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Good after work hike for me! Nice basic challenge at the beginning and unexpectedly more challenging at the end. Slowly elevates, then great incline towards the end. Very crowded in the afternoon but plenty of room for everyone to enjoy.