Hiking In Marana - From Athletic to Picturesque - Something for Everyone
If you've taken in very many of my blog postings, you know that I like to capture the mountains in the background, or even the focal point, of many of my posts. Coming from Puget Sound, WA, where we had the familiar companion of Mt. Rainer to keep us company, I have a strong appreciation for mountains.
Marana is no exception to "mountains", and intersting hills and dales. And with those topographical features, the first thing that comes to MY mind is...hiking!
Just as a pre-cursor to any story about hiking - remember to NEVER GO ALONE and ALWAYS take water! (and don't get me started on hats and sunscreen!) You do not want to be the subject of the 5:00 o'clock news helicopter rescue story...
One of my personal favorite areas is the Ironwood National Forest, extreme west of Marana. Closer in are the Tucson Mountain Ranches, Saguaro National Park, and the Tortolitas. You can find some pretty good information on hiking in Marana here.
The Town of Marana owns and provides upkeep for close to 60 miles of trails and pathways throughout the town's boundaries. You can even check out this guide of some of the more popular Tucson and Marana hiking trails and hiker's reviews of them!
Whether you are bird watching, sharing a date, taking in the scenery or trying to lose calories -- Hiking in Marana is a rewarding, fun experience. Just...be careful out there!
And if you want to "take a hike" and go shopping for a new home in Tucson or Marana, I'm your hiking companion! Let's go!