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Pontatoc Canyon Trail #410Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2012
OldNslow
Hiking7.60 Miles 3,405 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles
3,405 ft AEG
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My daughter and I are on a quest to hike all the trails in the Catalina's. I've hiked this trail before but Crystal hadn't checked this one off yet. The Pontatoc Trail is odd in that it ends rather abruptly in the bottom of a drainage. No summit, no trail junction, just a sign. There is a route that continues up to the crest of the ridge and it offers nice views into Ventana Canyon and the city. The route is overgrown and only has a few cairns to mark the way, but I think if you have the time, it's worth it.

We parked at the end of Alvernon and hiked to the first junction, which is only about a hundred yards from the road. The Pontatoc Trail is to the right and the Finger Rock Trail is to the Left. The first mile and a half of the trail is well used and easy to follow. After that it becomes increasingly overgrown and in places you really had to look for the tread through the grass.

It was a good day and a good hike, just a bit on the warm side. Britni, our other hiking companion, found out you should never use prickly pear as a support when you are falling.
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