5 Great Tucson Hikes

5 Great Tucson Hikes

Tucson, Arizona, is bordered by five mountain ranges and a national park, making it the ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Lace up your shoes and explore the surroundings with these five great Tucson hikes.

1. Tumamoc Hill

One of the best hikes near Tucson is at the 860 acres ecological reserve, Tumamoc Hill. This U.S. landmark was established in 1903 by the Carnegie Institution, and it is a hikers' gateway to exceptional views and rich cultural history. The easy hike is suitable for various skill and fitness levels — it is paved and a 3.1 circular track.

2. Seven Falls

The Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail is one of the top places to hike in Tucson. The 8.3 mile out-and-back hike is moderate to challenging, with some rocky bits and stream crossings. The route takes you past beautiful scenery, falls and different types of cacti and flora.

The hiking trail is open all year and takes about 3.5 hours to complete.

3. Yetman Hill

Lace up your boots and take this rocky, moderate-to-challenging, 11.9 mile hiking trail. The David Yetman Trail is popular throughout the year for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The out-and-back route takes you past interesting cacti, mountain views and unique landscapes.

Prepare to spend just under five hours enjoying the trail and scenery.

4. Blackett's Ridge

Blackett's Ridge Trail is known for being a leg-burner with some steep climbs but beautiful views. The 5.7 mile route has various switchbacks and opportunities to rest and take in the Coronado National Forest scenery.

The best time of year to visit is October to May when you can experience the area at its finest. This out-and-back hike takes about 3.5 hours to complete.

5. Romero Pools

Take the Romero Canyon Trail to Romero Pools in Catalina State Park. The 5.6 mile route showcases the best of the area with vistas, waterfalls and varied terrain. The out-and-back hike is challenging, with some rocky climbs and water crossings. 

The trail offers matchless views at the pools — an ideal picnic spot. It takes two hours from the trailhead to the pools, and then you need to trek back.

Book Your Stay at Tucson/Lazydays KOA Resort

Tucson/Lazydays KOA Resort offers an excellent base while exploring the hiking trails in Tucson. Our KOA Campground is close to many attractions and has exceptional amenities. Enjoy luxury camping with our RV Sites or Deluxe Cabins. For traditional campers, our Tent Sites provide an unforgettable experience under the stars.

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