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 DJM on 12/5/2008
On 11/16/08 I hiked this trail as it is drawn on the map, except I only got up to 3850 (trail intersection) instead of 4000 feet (crossover). I'm 55 and it took me 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down. Wear gloves and good boots. Go uphill at the small metal sign. The trail is quite steep but scenic and there were lots of other hikers on a Saturday. I can't wait to try it again the next time I'm in Tucson.
Reviewed by LMN on 10/25/2008
I enjoyed this hike, but there were a few times that I wasn't sure I was going the right way and got off the trail. Pretty good exercise though, and great views.
Reviewed by Raquel on 3/22/2008
Hiked this yesterday 3/21/08. Hikded to Finger rock first and then to Linda Vista. Great view of Tucson, finger rock and A-mountain.
Reviewed by Lucy on 2/27/2007
well it is not marked well. And Very steep, not the best in condition.
Reviewed by Kyle on 9/25/2005
A Good Hike. Short but very steep and well worth it. 360 degree views are hard to find on trails this short but this trail succeeds. Can be a fairly slow moving climb but once again the view makes it worth it. Note: At cairn about 1 mile into hike (you can go straight into the canyon or go right and up to a vista) go straight to find most direct route.
Reviewed by Beth on 5/8/2005
My family of six (ages 14 to 5) hiked this trail in late April of 2005. The trail was great, but covered in horse manure. This made the hike very uncomfortable due to the gnats and flies. Once at the end, we took a loop back and this was much better. The main trail is obviously mostly equestrain, but the trails that loop either way seem to be a better choice for hikers.
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