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Address: End of Magee Road, Tucson, AZ 85737

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back to nature right in town

For a quick hike head to Pima Canyon north of town. Go early because it gets hot mid day and take plenty of water. Enjoy the cacti and watch out for snakes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

For a quick hike head to Pima Canyon north of town. Go early because it gets hot mid day and take plenty of water. Enjoy the cacti and watch out for snakes.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This special hike begins at the Iris O Dewhirst Trailhead. It is an easy hike at the beginning and increases in difficulty. The views are tremendous. A early morning hike and plenty of water is a must in you go in late spring or summer. Use Magee or First Ave to get to the trailhead.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A wonderful energizing hike up to the dam is approximately 3 miles. Along the way there are so many kodak moments. The peace and tranquility are worth the hike. Take lots of water. Fall and Spring are best times to go. Otherwise leave early in the morning and watch the sunrise.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I have hiked Pima Canyon many times. It is a good workout, climbing up the mountain, until you drop into the canyon. Usually the creek is dry, which helps when hiking. Hike to the end and back in one day. Or head up the mountain from there, but it will be an overnighter. BEAUTIFUL place with large beautiful Saguaros, cliffs... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Friends took us here for an after lunch hike. the sun was turning warm so we only spent an hour on the trail. too bad for us. What we saw was spectacular as the trail wound it's way up the mountain. The desert landscape is wonderful, and the trail is surrounded by home discreetly placed along the edge. Urban, but... More 

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Thank wdlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We went at sunrise and watched Tucson awaken! Views were stunning! My kids are 9 & 12 and we do medium difficulty hikes & consider this medium at certain points. Dressed in layers since it started off cool & ended warm. Definitely a must do hike!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Never did find the dam but enjoyed all the scenery around us. Nice short day hikes! Go early to avoid the afternoon sun.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I've done many hikes around Tucson. This is one of my least favorite. The early trail offers some fine views of Tucson. Then there is a great deal of trail through the scrub and limited views either forward or backward. You have to go quite a distance to get a vista again. It's a beginner+ trail, not as easy or... More 

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NW PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We did the first dam what was 4.1 miles, a very pleasurable walk and easy access, good parking and just enough grade to raise the heart beat, fun! Pack food and water and make a day out of it!

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Boulder CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed in Northwest Tucson (just off Oracle on Rudasill Rd) and were looking for a place to hike close by. The Pima Canyon area was very convenient and had a good parking area. The hike starts off behind some homes in the foothills and then climbs through the Saguaro cactus and various other cacti to areas above Tuscon. You... More 

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