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Tumamoc Hill

W Anklam Rd & Tumamoc Hill Rd, Tucson, AZ
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Best view

I haven't been here, but I watched a great story about it just recently. It's a favorite spot for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane D
Intense Walk up 45% slopes

I love this hill. It is very steep however, and my calves scream each time I walk up. Not for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tucson, United States
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“great workout” (12 reviews)
“paved road” (10 reviews)
“bring water” (10 reviews)
W Anklam Rd & Tumamoc Hill Rd, Tucson, AZ

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been here, but I watched a great story about it just recently. It's a favorite spot for locals to walk and socialize and exercise. Always busy, Safe during daylight hours.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this hill. It is very steep however, and my calves scream each time I walk up. Not for the faint of heart, or for those with heart issues... The distance from bottom to top is only 1.5 miles, but because of the steep...More

Thank O7834IWlaurat
Reviewed 6 September 2017

For a quick but challenging hike, Tumamoc can't be beat. The uphill trail is short but strenuous. Wear good shoes, bring a bottle of water, and get your heart pumping. It's only accessible during certain morning and evening hours, check first. Very popular and sociable.

Thank joanne S
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Tumamoc Hill is where the word ecology was coined, we are told. Studies have gone on there longer than at any other field site in the world. Impressive. However, locals view it mainly as a place to get your heart pumping on the walk to...More

Thank bfly1
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Tumamoc Hill (or as we say "B Mtn", as in just behind "A Mtn") is a great hike, interesting terrain and you run the risk of seeing javelina, deer, lizards, quail and the occasional rattlesnake. Please follow the rules though, it's a Univ of Arizona...More

Thank michael n
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is great place for free exercise. The hill is challenging in some places but well work the effort if you make it to the top. There are MANY people of all ages who walk/run the hill in the mornings, be prepared for poor parking...More

1  Thank AZ85603
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This place provides an excellent view of the area with a cement trail for ease of hiking. It's a bit of highway though in terms of hiking traffic due to this fact, but it feels safe to hike at night as a woman, and it's...More

Thank TamaraSofia
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My wife and I often do this hike on the weekend. It's a great workout, with steep grades at times, but the reward at the end are some of the most spectacular views of Tucson you can get. Bring water to drink. Many walkers/runners are...More

Thank johnvharrison
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great paved morning hike. on edge of city. was able to park along the side of the road - no problem. area felt safe -not sure what others were commenting on. beautiful views as you were climbing - nice sections of cacti - lots of...More

Thank Kendra00
Reviewed 1 May 2017

was going on Wednesdays with the hiking meetup, but they just zip up the mountain and I guess I'm not fit enough. This *is* quite steep and fully paved. There is one set of restrooms. Beautiful view from the top. Very popular all hours of...More

Thank desertdune_sg
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8 February 2017|
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Response from azcheesefan | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Just don't park in the doctors office parking lot you could get towed if they are open. Great hike up with terrific views and this time of year might see the deers walking around.
27 July 2016|
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Response from AZ1912 | Reviewed this property |
I get 1.55 miles one way with a 730 foot elevation for 11.2% on average. It is maybe 15% for the last 1/2 mile. Women push baby strollers to the top.