Mount Kimball

Tucson, Arizona

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A day hike along Finger Rock Canyon to the summit of Mount Kimball. This trail climbs to a high summit on Pusch Ridge, offering views of Finger Rock and a breathtaking overlook along the way. The trail begins by following the Finger Rock trail northward through tall saguaros and prickly pears. The broken foothills soon give way to the steep cleft of Finger Rock Canyon, with the sheer walls of Prominent Point towering above it. Finger Rock points skyward atop the wall, one of the most distinctive landmarks in the Santa Catalinas. The trail crosses the streamcourse at Finger Rock Spring, then begins a steep and rocky ascent of the eastern wall of the canyon. The climb eases at a grassy ledge known locally as Linda Vista. This lofty perch commands a sweeping view down the canyon and out over the flats of Tucson.

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"A day hike along Finger Rock Canyon to the summit of Mount Kimball. This trail climbs to a high summit on Pusch Ridge, offering views of Finger Rock and a breathtaking overlook along the way. The trail begins by following the Finger Rock trail northward through tall saguaros and prickly pears.

The broken foothills soon give way to the steep cleft of Finger Rock Canyon, with the sheer walls of Prominent Point towering above it. Finger Rock points skyward atop the wall, one of the most distinctive landmarks in the Santa Catalinas. The trail crosses the streamcourse at Finger Rock Spring, then begins a steep and rocky ascent of the eastern wall of the canyon. The climb eases at a grassy ledge known locally as Linda Vista. This lofty perch commands a sweeping view down the canyon and out over the flats of Tucson."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 10.2
Elevation Gain: 4,135 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 3,050 feet
Top Elevation: 7,255 feet
Local Contacts: Pusch Ridge Wilderness, Santa Catalina Ranger District, Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: Santa Catalina Mountains Hiker's map
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Kimball

Recent Trail Reviews

3/1/2001
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This trail really seperates the men from the boys. Avoid winter weekends as the trail can be crowded.



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May 2018