We've always been told that Finger Rock is one of Tucson's top strenuous trails. We finally hiked it today... and we're not really sure about what we were told. Reviews online said this trail takes 4-6 hours but we finished it in 3 with breaks and exploring another trail. This brings me to the conclusion that those Oreo cookies we had last night gave us super powers!
Just kidding. Just kidding (tummy ache is more like it)...
Reminds me of a tea drinker sticking their pinky out.
The trail starts out at the end of Alvernon Way. The first 3/4ths of a mile is easy & close to a neighborhood. Dogs are not allowed on this trail because it's rife with protected Bighorn Sheep --which we didn't see hide nor hair of.
Go right when you see this.
About a mile in is when the trail starts to ascend with plenty of switchbacks.
Hubs a little pooped out, but not as tired from hiking the Siphon Draw trail 2 weeks ago!
Finger Rock Trail #42 ends kind of in a meadow that splits into 2 other trails, one leading to Mount Kimball. The views are nice, not as impressive as we had hoped. I think it's because we've done so many other similar trails like Seven Falls, Pima Canyon and; Romero Pools. While not the most difficult we've done, it is a strenuous 6.8 mile hike --and a great lower body work out. Plenty of rock scrambling is required, a lot of which are close to a steep edge.
Resting at the end of #42.
Towards Mount Kimball.
Finger Rock Trail
Coordinates: 32.33645, -110.91049 (vicinity. Finger Rock parking is at the end of Alvernon Way on the left, before the dead end.)
Miles: 6.8 Miles Out & Back
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