Finger Rock Canyon Hike in Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area

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Not for the faint of heart, the Finger Rock Trail ascends 3,700 feet on the steep slopes of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area in Tucson.

Getting There: From Interstate 10 in Tucson, take the Ina Road exit 248. Follow Ina to where it curves into Skyline Drive. Continue to the 9.6-mile point, turn left on Alvernon Road and go 0.9 mile to the trailhead parking lot on the left. The trail begins a few yards up the road on Alvernon.

Turnaround options: 

  • Finger Rock Spring at 1 mile, 3,520 feet (400 feet elevation gain)
  • Wind Cave at 2 miles, 4,500 feet (1,380 feet elevation gain)
  • Linda Vista Saddle at 3.5 miles, 5,700 feet (2,580 feet elevation gain)
  • Mount Kimball at 4.2 miles, 7,258 feet (4,138 feet elevation gain)

Length: 6.3 miles one way (Trail 42 only)

Rating: difficult

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 3,120-6,880 feet

Best Season: October-April

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Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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