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mini location map2008-06-22
13 by photographer avatarJeffshadows
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Keystone PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 22 2008
Hiking8.40 Miles 1,465 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   3.50 mph
1,465 ft AEG
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Keystone Peak is listed number 42 in terms of prominence in the state, so despite being a dirt road it's still a good hike. Lots and lots of wildlife back in there; deer galore, along with squirrels and lots of bird activity in the lower canyon. The trail is steep in spots giving one a chance to get a slight workout, but it certainly isn't difficult. The mining relics and pristine scrub oak forest alone make the hike worth the trip. The old McGee cabin is a really cool diversion, too.

When I was there I didn't encounter anyone other than the relative of the family that owns the property on his bike. He did mention that the trail can be popular with ATV-ers and mountain bikers, but there's no sign of the damage that usually becomes a trail accustomed to that type of use.

The views from the summit and the communication tower were awesome. I would have had a great view of Baboquivari and Kitt but there was much too much dust and haze in the air. The view of Wrightson and south into Mexico was still pretty nice, though...
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