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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: https://www.meetup.com/tucsonhiking/about/

Upcoming events (4+)

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.

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The hikers will gather at the corner of West Anklam and Tumamoc Hill road at 5:30 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.

Sabino Day & Week Passes are now available online. Includes all of Coronado NF. https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74388

What to have:
1 - Water (1-2 liters, make sure you have additional water during the summer)
2 - Hiking appropriate clothes, for the weather
3 - Hiking appropriate shoes, for the weather
4 - Headlamp
Optional: Black light, if you are going on the 7 pm hike.

After the hike, we have been going to Three Canyon for drinks and a bite to eat. It's outside, there's usually a live band, they have fire pits and space heaters, and there's no entry fee. The address is 4999 Sabino Canyon Rd

Aqua Caliente Hill

Aqua Caliente Trailhead

Aqua Caliente Hill is a very steep 10 mile round trip hike with about 3000 feet of gain. Hiking sticks highly recommended. Suitable for advanced intermediate-advanced hikers- not for beginners!
Of course there will be scenic views of SE Tucson and the backcountry too.

Bring water (2 quarts or more if you drink a lot), snacks, sunscreen, hat.

Please be punctual- I will leave at 7:05!

***Sorry, no guests- everyone must acknowledge the waiver below***

Please note the following:

• Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking/climbing alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event.

• All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group

Wednesday Tumamoc Conditioning Walk (Socially Distanced)

Location visible to members

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 5:30 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.

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