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Mount Kimball via Finger RockTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking10.30 Miles 4,500 AEG
Hiking10.30 Miles   6 Hrs   1 Min   1.99 mph
4,500 ft AEG      51 Mns Break
 
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I recently made my first trek on this hike, and what an awesome hike it was. The hike is a buttkicker -- my Garmin GPS measured an elevation gain of 4,300' in the first 5 miles -- but the views along the way and at the top are awesome.

It had rained the day before, and there were a lot of low lying clouds in the area -- it was cool to be above the clouds as we gained elevation. The trail had a lot of large smooth rocks on it, and was still wet from the rain the day before. The combination of damp rocks and wet soles of my shoes made the trail a bit slippery, so I wound up going much slower than normal.

The hike begins at the Richard McKee Finger Rock trailhead, and the Finger Rock trail is followed until it intersects with the Pima Canyon Trail. At the junction, you take a left and in short order you'll be at a spur trail that goes up to the Mt. Kimball peak.

If you like a challenging hike with awesome views, I'd highly recommend this one. I would not want to do this hike in hot weather though -- wintertime seems about right.
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