Blackett's Ridge Trail Tucson - It's Daunting - But You Can Do It!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

If you are up for a fitness building, challenging run or hike in Tucson - then Blackett's Ridge Trail is it!

But first - some tips:

Start EARLY and bring lots of water and fuel food.

It is the desert - and there are desert critters - including snakes out so be aware.

The roundtrip trek is 6.2 miles from the start (you still have to walk to get to the start) and it involves vertical climbing up to 1700 feet. 

Wear good shoes - the path is mostly rocky and rugged and lots of switchbacks.

Wear hats and sunscreen too - you will be happy you did.

But once you get to the top - you will have a breathtaking view of Tucson - it's worth the challenge for sure!

How to get there:  several locations will get you there - but the best place - Sabino Canyon Park entrance and follow the signs!

View from the halfway point:

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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This sounds like a great way to spend the day! Thanks for sharing - if I'm ever in Tucson, I'll have to make time to do this.

Feb 13, 2017 03:20 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It sounds like quite a challenge but well worth it when you get to the top for the view

Feb 13, 2017 03:57 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI KAT!  And if you ever come - I will go with you!

HI HARRY!  How is life up in our sister city??  It is worth it once at the top!  And coming down is fun!

Feb 19, 2017 03:29 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Recently discovered a love for hiking. It sounds like fun and it's so pretty.

Mar 12, 2017 07:30 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

This is something I have yet to do, Gabrielle.  It's on the bucket list!

Sep 17, 2017 07:21 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I love reading the blogs even though I am doing a big time catch up. Thanks so much for taking the time to post keep them coming :-)

Jan 24, 2018 06:41 PM