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Hike Finger Rock Trail in Tucson's Catalina Mountains

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.

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