Summary: This is a great moderate hike, that captures great desert landscape and rugged mountain views. From the trail head, hike east up the obvious path towards Pusch Peak. The trail will lead you up and along a small canyon,l which will be on your left. This hike ends once you are at the base of a 250-300 foot peak. There is a small trail that will lead you to the top of this peak, if your ready for the up hill push! It makes for a great city view.
You will notice a few side trails along the way, however if you stay on the east to west trail, you will be right on.
Trailhead: Heading North on Oracle Rd make a right(east) turn onto Linda Vista Dr. (Linda Vista Dr. is between Calle Concordia and 1st ave) Continue to drive east on Linda Vista for 50 yards and the trailhead parking lot is on your right. The parking lot is big enough for 6 cars. Ther is no fee! (Lat:32.38078 Lon:-110.96136)
Trail Guides for Linda Vista Trail:
Tucson Hiking Guide
by Betty Leavengood (Pruett Publishing Company)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Forest Service 670-4552
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Lawrence Knight, who has posted 5 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by Jesse on 1/19/2013
Frequently hike this trail to the summit. The summit can be reached in about an hour and a half for the experienced hiker. AMAZING views at the top. It does get a bit windy and chilly at the top, so pack a sweatshirt if you're going in the winter. It is pretty steep the whole way. If you get discouraged I'd at least recommend going up to the first peak... To do so just go past the rusted sign and up for about 25 minutes, you'll see a trail leading off to the right.
Reviewed by WildBill on 2/13/2012
I ran the trail and added the out and back to the summit. Got a little off track but, very well maintained trail. 4.78 round trip from the Hilton Hotel. It took me a little over an hour. Loved the views and all the cactus.
Reviewed by Alice on 2/4/2012
The trail lives up to it's name "beautiful view". It is more strenuous than I expected. I walked it as a loop and it would be nice if there were trail signs as there were a few times I wasn't sure I was going the right way. The metal sign at the top is all rusted but someone used a marker to point to Pusch Peak. I will walk it again
Reviewed by JWK on 12/20/2010
I hiked this trail four years ago, and I went up again today. It is a beautiful trail that has been very well preserved. The trail also offers beautiful vantage points over all of Tucson. I highly recommend taking the chance to see the spectacular view!
Reviewed by ESC on 9/13/2010
Awesome hike. my brother and i went out there around 4 45pm. just got back at 7 38pm. we are both beat! i read on here to take the lil rocky trail to the right of the metal sign for some real hiking fun. we did and it was totally worth it! we got all the way to the top!!! beautiful breathtaking views. defintely a new favorite for me!!!
Reviewed by KAU on 8/15/2009
Hiked this trail on August 9, 2009. I WILL do it again, but go the reverse. It really is NOT a bad trail at all. Not as long as what I expected. Finished easily, and wasn't tired at all. Here is a link to copy and view part 1 of my trek. There are more in interested! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2300945
Reviewed by Newton on 7/26/2009
My husband and I just started hiking. If you want a workout this is the trail for you, definitely a leg burner. Beautiful views. Horses do use the trail and leave a trail but its easily avoided.
Reviewed by Jonathan on 4/22/2009
I don't know how I didn't know this trail was here, this is a great trail for a nice quick hike (made it past the metal sign, and almost to the top of the vista in about 45 minutes). The trail does get nice and steep at parts past the metal sign, and it's not as wide, but still not bad at all. I'll hike it again!
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