Finger Rock Canyon to Mt. Kimball to Pima Canyon (Advanced/Fast Pace)

This hike is designed for those of you who are looking for a physical challenge.  Finger Rock Canyon to Mt. Kimball is one of the steepest hikes in the area and will test your endurance.  We will take a short break after we reach the summit and then descend via the Pima Canyon trail.  

This hike is VERY strenuous and fast paced (3+ MPH) so please consider your fitness level carefully before making an RSVP! I've never hiked this trail myself so we will need to use our collective skills to navigate as we climb.  Please advise the group if you've hiked this trail before.

Anticipate 80+ degrees at the lowest elevation and cold/windy conditions at the highest elevation.

Minimum items to bring

Sun protection

Five (5) liters of water

Large brim hat

Extra Layers of clothing




Cell Phone

We will meet at the Pima Canyon TH and carpool to Finger Rock TH.

From Tucson, drive north on Campbell Avenue until you reach Skyline Drive. Turn left on Skyline, which will eventually become Ina Road. Continue on Ina Road until you reach Christie Drive. Follow Christie Drive north until it dead-ends at Magee Road. Turn right on Magee and follow it until you arrive at the Iris O. Dewhirst Pima Canyon Trailhead on your right.


Distance: +- 13 miles

Duration: 7 Hours

Elevation gain: 5000'

This is a high risk activity. By attending, you agree to hike at your own risk and take full responsibility for yourself.

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  • Bob W.

    Stan -- Thanks for leading this AWESOME Hike ! I now can cross this one off my bucket list. Also -- many thanks to Shawn !! - The Ice Water she brought REALLY tasted GOOD. What a welcome delight to have this after the last few miles of sun exposure we had at the bottom of Pima Canyon ;-) -- Bob

    2 · April 13

    • Shawn

      Anytime! Too bad those other guys jacked out of there so fast ! =) Enjoyed meeting all of you - hope to see you again soon !

      1 · April 14

    • groundsleeper

      Would have hung around longer, but got invite to beer tasting party when I turned on my phone! Friends with hiking -- friends with beer .... it was a good day!

      2 · April 15

  • Susie K.

    Sorry, I had to miss this one too. Hope to make the next one!

    1 · April 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry everyone, but I'm not going to make it this morning. Hope to make another event soon

    April 13

  • Gregory P.

    my hike today to miller peak lasted bout 8 hours, (much longer than we expected) and am not tough enough to do again tomorrow.

    April 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sprained ankle is still bothering me, so won't make it afterall. :-(

    1 · April 11

  • Susie K.

    I love this hike! I did it a few weeks ago and had a great time.

    April 7

  • Kim S.

    I have wanted to do this for several months now but sadly I cannot go on the 13th :( maybe next time

    April 6

  • groundsleeper

    If we are lucky, we will see this:­

    March 30

  • groundsleeper

    I've hiked this route before. When I went last there was snow between Kimball and Pima. On that trek, the part around the top of Pima required some extra care but the route was pretty straightforward. We also saw the rare "Catalina Snow Frog" (I'll try to post a picture of it here)

    March 30

  • Rita

    This is a great hike,love it..wish I could attend. Have fun!

    March 28

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