Pima Canyon / Finger Rock Loop Hike to Mount Kimball, Tucson

Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr1@yahoo.com, 480-773-5197
Rating: 
A+ LENGTH: 12 mi ELEV GAIN: 4300 ft PACE: Medium

Contact leader for meeting time and location, and to determine whether this difficult hike is right for you. Although our average hiking speed will be medium (2.0 to 2.5 mph), the long and steep ascent will make it seem faster.

We’ll carpool to, then shuttle 9 miles between, the Finger Rock and Pima Canyon trailheads north of Tucson. Our ascent will follow a beautiful but rugged riparian corridor up Pima Canyon, through an area occupied by the Hohokam since approximately 750 AD. As we ascend, we’ll hike through a dense pine forest with increasingly beautiful vistas of the mountains and valleys around Tucson, including a great overlook of the Catalina Mountains from the summit of Mt. Kimball. We’ll then descend the equally scenic Finger Rock Trail. Be prepared for a real workout with great rewards along the way.
After the hike, we’ll be stopping for dinner as we leave Tucson.

Bring sunscreen, plenty of water, sturdy hiking boots and rain gear.

Non-members - $5 fee and non-members must call the hike leader before the hike.