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Sabino Canyon Wildflower Hike

Sabino Canyon Wildflower Hike

Sabino Canyon wild flowers are in bloom so let’s get out and enjoy their colorful show.

We will meet at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center Ramada. From the Ramada we will hike Esperero trail to Rattlesnake trail. From Rattlesnake rock hop over to the Phone Line link trail to the Phone Line. We will hike the phone line to Historical Sabino Trail down to the tram road and the tram road back to the visitor center. I did this hike a couple days ago and some of the Wildflowers that were out are; Desert Lupine, California Cream Cups, Parry’s Penstemo, Cryptanthas, Fiddlenecks, Wild Heliotrops, Fairyduter, Brittle Bush, and Globemallow

Distance: Approx. 9.0 Miles

Elevation Gain: Approx. 600 ft.

Rating: C Intermediate; There is a steep switch back that goes up to the Phone Line staring at bus stop 1 but from there it is a fairly level hike.

Trip time; approx. 4 Hours ± .5 hour

No Dogs Please

What to bring:

  • 2-3 Liters of water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Camera

Hike at Your Own Risk


 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    HOw nice of Paul to take the time to check on me as I was hanging back a little besides my having taken pics of the gorgeous big clumps of flowers which appeared the whole way.

    March 28, 2013

  • Laura D.

    Terrific hike and the flowers were beautiful! I wish I had more weekdays off so I could join the hikes more often. Thanks Paul for organizing.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the hike, the weather, and getting to know more people in Tucson! Thanks, Paul, for a great morning!

    March 27, 2013

  • Lauri

    Good hike, great weather. So interesting to meet everyone. Thank you for planning and leading Paul.

    March 26, 2013

  • Paul Y.

    Great group of hikers :)

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Thanks Paul ... for organizing and leading a great hike!

    March 26, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Thanks Paul for organizing and leading .. a great hike!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Claire

    Great hike, lots of colorful flowers and good company. Thanks, Paul.

    1 · March 26, 2013

    • Melissa

      Such a wonderful morning... thank you truly!!!

      March 26, 2013

  • Allison

    Sorry , i have to much of a 'to do' list . I'll do a solo hike up my way

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Again, is it possible to just go half way and turn around?

    March 23, 2013

    • Paul Y.

      Brenda, If you are comfortable with going back on your own, I do not have a problem with that. I only ask that you inform myself or another person in the group of your intentions.

      March 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Paul. I am going as a friend's plus one. Can't wait!

      March 25, 2013

  • Melissa

    This will be my first hike here, so excited to check out the desert a bit. :-)

    March 25, 2013

  • Allison

    Also a maybe

    March 24, 2013

  • Ondrea

    I'm a maybe. Don't wait up for me. :0)

    March 24, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sounds awesome! I wish I could go!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to you can ask my boss if I can get off work ok?

    March 23, 2013

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