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Hiking Blackett’s Ridge Trail

Blackett’s Ridge has been on my Tucson To Do List for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure what took so long to finally cross it off my list but it has since become a new favorite! This challenging and fast hike up Phoneline Trail to Blackett’s Ridge offers panoramic views of Sabino Canyon and the city of Tucson in a relatively short distance –7 miles out and back.

Normally an exposed trail with little to no shade, we took advantage of a cloudy day to hike to the summit of Blackett’s Ridge.

Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Yellow cactus flowers on Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Cacti are in bloom!

Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail

Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Husband hates when I get too close to the edge. 😛

Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail

Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Panorama Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Summit of Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Summit of Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Summit of Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
Summit of Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail
End of Trail Blackett's Ridge Trail hike in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/blacketts-ridge-trail

The hike up to Blackett’s Ridge is definitely another hike worth doing over and over again.

Blackett’s Ridge Trail Overview

  • Coordinates: (located in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area) 32.310036, -110.822190
  • Fees: $5 (Sabino Canyon Day Pass)
  • Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Length: 7 Miles Out & Back
  • Things to note:
    1. This is an exposed hike with very little shade.
  • Pets allowed: No (pets are not allowed in Sabino Canyon)
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