About the Friday hikes:
- All hikes are open to the public and start at 8:30 am at the designated trailhead.
- Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch for longer hikes.
- Hiking boots or comfortable footwear.
- No pets. No smoking.
- Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
- Bad weather may change or cancel hike.
- Higher elevation demands good physical condition! We try to accommodate all levels of hikers.
|Oct 5||Sycamore Reservoir||Meet at McDonalds at Tanque Verde and Catalina Hwy at 8:00a or at Trailhead, milepost 7.2, at 8:30a.||Hike will head toward Sycamore Reservoir. Length at discretion of leader.|
|Oct 12||Bug Springs||Meet at McDonalds at Tanque Verde and Catalina Hwy at 8:00a.||4.5 mile hike. Extreme first 1/2 mile uphill. Two car shuttle beginning at General Hitchcock MP 12 and ending at lower trailhead near Prison Camp. Elevation gain of 600'|
|Oct 19||Guthrie Peak||Meet at McDonalds at Tanque Verde and Catalina Hwy at 8:00a, or Trailhead at MP 12, at 8:30a.||5.6 mile hike. Moderately difficult with a good climb 20 minutes in, and a rock face scramble 10 minutes before the peak. Good physical condition required. Elevation gain of 1300’|
|Oct 26||Seven Falls||Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitor Center at 8:30am.||Bear 29 trail from VC to Seven Falls. Allow 4-4.5 hours. Rock-hopping if water is high. Elevation gain about 1700’.|
|Nov 2||Blackett's Ridge||Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitor Center at 8:30am.||6.2 mile difficult hike. Phoneline trail to Blackett's Ridge trail. Beautiful Views. Allow 3.5-4 hours. Elevation gain of 1700'.|
|Nov 9||Pima Canyon||Meet at trailhead, east end of Magee Road, at 8:30am.||6 mile medium difficulty hike. Allow 3-3.5 hours. Elevation gain of 700’.|
|Nov 16||Hutches Pool||Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitor Center at 8:30am. Hike will leave on the 9:00am shuttle. Will require ticket purchase. Otherwise meet at stop 9 on the tram road.||8.2 mile hike from stop 9. Return trip on the shuttle. Allow 6 hours and bring a lunch. Elevation gain of 800’.|
|Nov 23||Esperero Trail to ridge.||Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitor Center at 8:30am.||7 mile difficult hike. Allow 4-4.5 hours. Elevation gain about 1200'.|
|Nov 30||Romero Pools, Catalina State Park||5 miles north of Ina Road on the Tucson - Oracle Hwy. 11570 North Oracle. Meet at 8:30am at the east side of the Home Depot Parking Lot (10855 North Oracle) to caravan into the Park. Or meet at the trailhead at the east end of the main paved road into the park. Entrance Fee $7.00 for 1 to 4 people per car required.||6 mile strenuous hike to the pools. Allow 3.5-4 hours. Elevation gain of 1000’.|
|Dec 7||Milagrosa Loop||Meet at McDonalds at Tanque Verde and Catalina Hwy at 8:30am.||6.6 mile loop hike. Allow 4-5 hours. Elevation gain of 1000’.|
|Dec 14||Ventana Canyon trail to Maiden Pools.||Meet at Ventana trailhead at Ventana Resort on Kolb Road at 8:30am.||5 mile, medium difficulty, hike. Allow 3.5-4 hours. Elevation gain about 1000'.|
|Dec 21||Douglas Springs to Garwood Dam loop via new Carillo trail||Meet at Douglas Springs trailhead at end of Speedway at 8:30am.||7 mile medium difficulty hike from Douglas Springs to new Carillo trail, SW to steel tank, continuing Carillo to Garwood Dam; return via Garwood trail to Douglas Springs trail, .2 miles from parking lot. Elevation gain of 1120'.|