Our second hike during our stay in Tucson was the trail to the dam in Pima Canyon. While the Sabino Canyon trails lie within the well maintained and equipped Coronado National Forest, the Pima Canyon trailhead is much more rustic. While the scenery is outstanding, the trails themselves are much more rustic than those of Sabino Canyon.
We're in our early 60's and are not avid hikers, but we found the path rocky, but manageable. By rocky, I mean that the trail is often like very rough cobblestone as opposed to crushed gravel or large expanses of smooth stone.
The trails are not excessively marked, so it becomes a mystery to figure out how far to go. The final destination of our hike, the dam, was a welcome sight. Of particular interest were the nearby impressions in the stone, left by the Native Americans who clearly favored the area for a long time.
We'll be back again, camera at the ready, and with a better supply of water and granola!
There are no facilities at the trailhead.
Bring plenty of water and snacks to fuel you through the 6.4 mile hike.
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