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Tumamoc Hill is a 3.1 mile heavily 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, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from September until May.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 738 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade No dogs
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Great hike up a well-paved hill with perfect 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. This makes it 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. Open 4am-10pm No dogs permitted Stay on paved paths Although some stroller and wheelchair users may be able to navigate this trail as it is paved and wide (typically at least five feet), the grade is between 8% and 20% for most of the trail so it may be too steep with too many switchbacks for most equipment users.

The University of Arizona

From I-10 and Speedway dirve 1 mile west on Speedway to Silverbell. Turn south (left) on Silverbell and drive 0.2 miles to West Anklam Rd. Turn west (right) on West Anklam and the trailhead is on your left. Park in or near the St. Mary's Hostpital parking lot as there is no parking at the trailhead.

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Louis P
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Michael Dunn
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Travis & Sabrina Jager
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Alyson Lizotte
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Super crowded but worth it. Complete a sunrise hike here and it was the best way to wake up and beat the heat

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Cindy Delgafo
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Very hot and steep

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Sergio Hidalgo
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Smooth hike on paved trail.

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Thomas O'Neale
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Busy. paved. steep at the top. wear a mask.

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Bill Brecht
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Abigail Kuhns
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,Beautiful views of Tucson, ridiculously crowded even on a weekday morning!

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Danielle Buck
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Grant Arizala
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A great and challenging hike, especially as you go further up the hill where you the incline starts increasing. It can get pretty crowded on this trail, though and you'll have to dodge a lot of people on your way up and down. Great views, though.

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Traci Bond
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Nathan Kaisler
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Traci Bond
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Traci Bond
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Nathan Kaisler
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miguel villalpando
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Mikee Villa
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Beautiful desert views. Sick burn on the last switch back.

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Bill Brecht
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Great Trail and Hike as always

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miguel villalpando
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love it! it's a good challenge! try a d do it every Saturday morning.

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Mike Gomez
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Great trail to work on muscles I don’t use everyday.

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Carl Jones
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Jeff Goble
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WalkingGreat!No shade

Went for a sunset walk, saw some beautiful skies as the lights turn on in the city below you. For those who might be concerned about yours or your loved ones' health regarding covid, you should know it was VERY crowded with people huffing and puffing up the hill so it was hard to always stay distanced, and there was only about 50% compliance with the mandatory mask signs. That doesn't mean it's dangerous, but you should know and make the right decision for your circumstance.

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Krishan J
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Maya Cole
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Nice, paved trail. Pretty steep hills. Nice scenery/photo opportunities!

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Mirae Lee
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So steep. Harder than Sedona’s trail for me

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Jade Urena
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Challenging incline, but worth it!

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Westen W
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Quite a nice spot for an uphill push. Nicely paved the entire way, so it doesn’t feel quite as much like a hike. Scenery and desert vegetation are top-notch. Lots and lots of people out there, even when it’s quite warm out.

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