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A good trail. Pretty rocky and steep, but lots of shade.

Solid hike with some good views of the city. The canyon gives some decent shade to beat the heat as well. Time it right and it's a great way to end the day and catch the sunset on the way back to the trailhead.

So I tried following the directions and routed myself to the bear canyon trailhead to start. Perhaps there is more than one, because I definitely didn't start where it says on the map. The trail was so poorly marked that I quickly lost it, got very lost myself and had to walk to a nearby home to find a dirt road to turn around. I'm not sure if there are multiple "Bear Canyon Trailheads" or what's up, but it wasn't a great experience today.

Bring water! We took off from Leows Resort not knowing what we were getting into. Made it all the way with 16oz of water. Very scenic and worth the effort.

This is a long shot. But I left my watch at the pools, it was very dear to me, and I wore it every day. Idk when I'll be back, but if someone finds it before then, please contact 520-255-4413, or at least take care of it. Thank you. UPDATE: I GOT MY WATCH BACK THANKS TO A FEW OF YOU HIKERS!! THANK YOU!! EXTREMELY GREATFUL.

I’ve been hiking the Catalina Mts since I was 5 years old. This has always been one of my favorite hikes. We started out at 5:30 am and came down at 4pm, taking our time and with my partner being a geologist, spent plenty of time looking at different rocks. Today was probably not the most opportune time to do this hike– with temperatures hitting mid 90’s by 11 am, we were getting burnt and dehydrated. That being said, the hike itself was well worth it. Perhaps we would have been back sooner if the stretch from the summit of Kimball to the drop into Pima was better marked. We lost the trail quite a few times, sucking up a lot of time out of our journey. All in all, a great day and a feel good hike with the calorie burn and the amazing views. Bring more water than you think you’ll need. You’ll use it.

4 days ago

Fun hike. Start as early as possible for the most enjoyable results.