Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Finger Rock Trail

Pusch Ridge Wilderness,
Santa Catalina Mountains,
Pima Co., Arizona

Hiking Trails:
Finger Rock Trail

Total Time: 1:55 hours
Estimated Distance: 3.3 miles

Pros: Scenic Canyon and great views
Cons: Houses at trailhead take away from the natural feel

While out in the Tucson area in Arizona, I had decided to visit the area that I was in on the previous day and hike another trail in that area. I did another beautiful hike starting off in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, and took the Finger Rock Trail northward through the steep canyon, flowing stream, and up the side of the ridge. Finger Rock is a prominent geological feature that looks like a finger sticking up, rising up from the steep floor of the canyon. I hike on the trail a little over a mile and a half, near the Finger Rock, and then turned around and headed back the same route.

Map of the Route

At the Beginning of the Hike, Entering Finger Rock Canyon

Laerge Saguaro before Finger Rock

Flowing Brook in Finger Rock Canyon

Rock Formations and Saguaro

Trail in the Canyon

Beautiful Cactus Grove in the Desert Canyon

Me with the Canctus

Dense Lush Greenery

Finger Rock in the Distance

Looking Back Through the Entrance of the Canyon

Looking into the Distance into Tucson

Me at the Above View

Cactus and Finger Rock

Finger Rock from Above the Canyon Wall

High Up in the Canyon

Beautiful Yellow Wildflowers.

Finger Rock 

Me in front of Finger Rock

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