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Our group features hikes of variable length & ability. Beginner hikes range from 2 to 4 miles, while advanced hikes may be up to 16 miles and may feature bush-wacking & rock scrambling. Beginner and moderate hikes usually are a mixed group between athletic pace and slow or moderate pace. Having fun talking, taking pictures, and admiring the beautiful Sonoran desert is all part of the package deal.

Many factors determine the difficulty of a hike: mileage, terrain, elevation and pace. The hike rating scale that we have adopted is:

A - Extreme: no limit for distance or elevation
B - Advanced: maximum 16 miles or 3000' gain
C - Intermediate: maximum 8 miles or 1500' gain
D - Beginner: maximum 4 miles or 500' gain

Please read more about the Tucson Hiking Meetup Group on the "page" tab above.

This group is open to new members. We hope you'll join us!

Even more about us: http://www.meetup.com/tucsonhiking/about/

Upcoming events (5)

Wednesday Tumamoc Conditioning Walk (Socially Distanced)

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Tumamoc Hill is open for hiking with masks required and socially distanced at 10 feet. Stay safe and healthy. - - - The hikers will gather at the corner of West Anklam and Tumamoc Hill road at 6:00 pm and take a quick walk up the hill. Please remember to bring water and a flashlight in case the moon is hiding. Here's the skinny: 3.1 miles roundtrip, 730 ft climb. This is not a guided tour. Since we will be going at our own pace to stay in shape, this may not be an appropriate hike for beginners or first timers. Important Note: This is a regularly event every Wednesday, an organizer may not attend. There are a number of other members who do this walk though. If you are coming for the first time, look for a group of people at the start of the paved path by Anklam Road. Keep in mind that Tumamoc is very popular, i.e. there may be a 200 other people walking up the hill. Just look for a group of people (3 or more) at the start of the path and don't hesitate to approach and ask them if they are the hiking group. The group leaves promptly. If you are late, you are still welcome to walk the hill by yourself. Thank you for your understanding and Happy Trails! Be adult and responsible; hike at your own risk.

Friday Night Sabino Stroll

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Come join us for our weekly Sabino Stroll. This is a great hike for new members. We walk up the paved tram road and enjoy the views of the canyon. We break this event into two separate groups. One departs promptly at 6pm and the other departs at 7pm. The 6pm group walks the entire tram road and back at a brisk pace, for a total of 7.4 miles. The 7pm group turns around at the "scorpion wall" for a total of 4 miles and walks at a more modest pace. We normally break up into even smaller groups as everyone walks at a different pace. We will meet at the ramada in the main parking lot in front of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, do a quick round of introductions and start hiking shortly thereafter. Please write "6pm" in the comments when you RSVP if you are joining the 6pm group. Otherwise, we will expect to see you at 7pm. !!! If no host is present at the appointed time (+5 minutes), begin the stroll anyway!!! We are hiking in the dark, so please make sure you have a good flashlight. The rattlesnakes are out. Stroll at your own risk. Be prepared for possible rain. Parking permits for Sabino Canyon cost $8 for a day pass and $40 for an annual pass. Annual passes must be purchased at the Visitor's Center between 8am and 4:30pm on any day of the week. Permits can also be purchased at any other Coronado National Forest Visitor Center. Interagency (America the Beautiful and/or Senior) passes are also accepted. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=80532 To pay immediately before the stroll, you will need to have exact change ($8) for a day pass, which can be purchased at the self service station next to the ramada where we meet. Get-together in the main parking lot after the hike! This is the place! Bring drinks and food!

Hike the Loma Alta Trailhead -beginner friendly hikes

6527 S Camino Loma Alta

Ridge View Trail is a short hike with an elevation change of 340’. Total hike is 2.3-miles, out and back. This pleasant route winds and climbs mildly to a small saddle overlooking the Hope Camp Trail and Rincon Peak. For easy hiking/walking, use the Hope Camp Trail, which is a nice walk through the Rincon Valley along the southern flank of Tanque Verde Ridge and the Rincon Mountains via an old jeep trail. Hope Camp, at 2.8 miles in, is marked by an old rusty Ronstadt Hardware windmill. There are wonderful views along the way and some of the most impressive Saguaros I have ever seen. A third option, Coyote Creek Trail, is a ~3-mile loop off of Hope Camp Trail. Please see the Loma Alta Trailhead map > https://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisit/upload/hope-camp-multi.pdf This is a fee area: https://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisit/fees.htm#CP_JUMP_[masked] Click on the event map for directions. This trailhead is at the north end of Camino Loma Alta. Park at the Loma Alta Trailhead. Parking is along the last dirt ½ mile of Camino Loma Alta. There are spaces for ~15-20 cars and trucks. Suggested: Hiking boots. Water. Hiking Poles if you use 'em. If you need to cancel, do so in a timely manner, so someone else can attend the hike. Take yourself off the Going or Wait list. Please don't be a no-show. Enjoy the trails and easy roads of Loma Alta Trailhead!

Cancelled until further notice due to fire Flexible level Sabino Canyon wkly Wed

Sabino Canyon Visitor Center and Bookstore

Sabino Canyon is closed until further notice. All hikes is Sabino are canceled until further notice. MAIN PARKING LOT IS NOW OPEN. Meet near the Ramada. S.A. Hiking Group meets there on Wed also, so if you see a group - ASK if it's Meetup. (Meetup will never leave early if you see a group go - it's SA) **Covid-19 guidelines still apply. **No-show rules still apply for this host: if you are no-show with no contact, you will be asked not to rejoin. (Sabino has service - you can change rsvp or contact host when the host is attending) Covid19 When hiking, Keep social distance of about 12 feet recommended for 'moving in a line like hiking'. It's the length of your room likely. still easy to talk. 6 to 10 feet is still or stopping for a snack. dont shake hands. Keep sanitizer with you and use. Dont handle other hikers belongings or anything from each other's packs. (phones, poles, snacks, etc) Use CDC precautions regarding covid-19. ***Take the precautions *seriously* so ALL can hike and feel comfortable.** Be sensitive to others. Thank you. ***** This weekly hike is called Self-Led, because members are encouraged to gather on your own whether there is an organizer or not. Meetup will automatically list Grace as the "host" but I will only be there if one or the other is listed as "attendee" Members can RSVP and make plans to gather via public Comment/Discussion and/or Private Messaging via Meetup. (click the icon to private message). Feel free to change the start time to fit the temps via comment section. Maps are readily available outside and inside Visitor Center. For very easy hiking/walking, use the Sabino Tram road or Bear Canyon Tram Road. Open 24/7. OR Pick a trail to go out and back to your preferred length. Or, go to Visitor Center or check map for easy trail guidance on easy or moderate loops. Suggested: hiking shoes or boots. Hiking Poles for balance, 2 Liters of Water, Snack(s) New Rule: because people are feeling isolated and wanting to plan something once a week, safely, with people outside -No shows will be counted. If someone drives a long way to plan a hike, shows up with no one there, yet no one changed there RSVP... it's a bummer. RSVP if you truly intend to hike. If you change your mind, please change your RSVP to NOT GOING the night before so those of us going, can check and see how many are going. 3 no-shows -WITHOUT CONTACTING GRACE/HOST- you will be asked not to join this host's hikes. It's discourteous to make people wait when you could press one button "edit Rsvp" to change to not going. thanks.

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Hike the Loma Alta Trailhead -beginner friendly hikes

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