Hike Finger Rock Trail in Tucson's Catalina Mountains

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80' Pinnacle ~ Finger Rock in the Santa Catalina Mountains: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Finger Rock ~

The photo doesn't give enough perspective to judge the size of the "finger" of granite pointing toward the heavens.  It's 80' tall!  Only a handful of Tucson's buildings are taller.

Tucson Hiking Guide: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderBetty Leavengood's Tucson Hiking Guide, available for sale at Saguaro National Park's Red Hills Visitor Center in the Tucson Mountain District, has a good description of the trail that leads to Finger Rock.

This is not a hike for the fainthearted!  You'll achieve a vertical climb of more than 3,800' and you'll want to take water and calories.  Here's one hiker's review of the trail:

Reviewed by Doug on Thursday, January 14, 2010   7:15:00 AM

This is a pretty difficult hike, with numerous stretches that are very steep and poor footing. The hike to Mt. Kimball is 10+ miles. View at the top of Mt. Kimball spectacular. Be sure and go to the far east rock outcropping on top, where you get a terrific view of Mt Lemmon, and all points north and west. Took about 7 hours round trip, and going down took almost as long as coming up. Recommend you have a copy of Betty Leavengood's Tucson Hiking Guide, which will keep you on the trail, when the trail gets a little difficult to follow.

80' Pinnacle ~ Finger Rock in the Santa Catalina Mountains: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Finger Rock ~

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Comments (9)

ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779
REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK - Asheville, NC
CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com

Hi Mike~

I always look forward to  touching bases with you. Your photos are amazing. As I look at these, I wonder how long it would take a hiker to reach the "finger"...and..is it even possible?

Sep 27, 2011 09:25 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Mike

I have visited the Saguaro National Park and it was a great experience.

Good luck and success,

Lou Ludwig

Sep 27, 2011 10:33 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Mike, it actually looks so small! Funny how when you're hiking you think you're almost there only to find it very far away still!

Sep 27, 2011 11:19 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Mike, it is amazing how God created the Finger Rock Trail, it does look like a finger.  Round trip 7 hours in the heat need to drink plenty of water.

Sep 27, 2011 03:47 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

LMAO, Hi MIke, that is too funny. Love it and now I know where this comes from. The photography is of course nothing short of awesome. 

Sep 27, 2011 04:37 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Mike,

This is an amazing mountain range and I love the finger! Plus I like how you took the picture in daylight and at dawn. Hope you had a fantastic hike.

Sep 27, 2011 04:43 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Mike - I love your beautiful photos and this looks like such a pleasant sunny day! thanks!

Oct 02, 2011 02:28 AM
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Mike, I grew up in Texas and the Sky was just the window to everything for me. Your Arizona skys are just amazing. I'm coming by more often for your photography!

Oct 06, 2011 01:37 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Jeanean,

I'll keep the light on for you!  :)

Barbara-Jo,

Thanks for saying so!  This is a magnificent time of the year in Tucson.

Kristin,

That I did!  Thanks for stopping by; I'll see you on your blog.

William,

Thanks!  Isn't it amazing to be able to capture what we see digitally?  Makes me wonder what John Muir would have done with our technology...

Kwee,

God's creation is a thing of wonder, and I'm blessed to live here.

Connie,

Perspective makes it look that way.  It's awesome to stand near it.

Lou,

I hope your most recent visit will not be your last!  Come on back.

jane-Anne,

It's not only possible, it's done every day this time of year by people just like you.  Check out the link for more information.

Mike in Tucson

Oct 06, 2011 03:11 AM

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