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Grant Hill LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2021
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Hiking4.43 Miles 718 AEG
Hiking4.43 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   1.66 mph
718 ft AEG
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Was looking for a nice cool hike and figured the Pinaleno's were the perfect place. Made the drive up the Swift Trail near Mt. Graham and parked at the Grant Hill TH. Last time I tried to hike the outer loop the trail was pretty overgrown and had a ton of deadfall from the Frye Fire and we had to turn around about 2 miles in. A refreshing 59 degrees as I started up the old road. Made it to the overlook and admired the views for a bit before heading up Grant Hill. This is the part we turned around at last time, however, someone has spent a good amount of time on trail maintenance as carins mark the way for a pretty wide open trail. Made it to the top of Grant Hill, had some lunch and started heading down the back side of the loop. Whatever trail "used" to be in this part was long gone, however it was a pretty easy decent around some Pine, Aspens and a little bit of deadfall. Once the trail linked back up to the old road it was pretty easy to follow again. Made it back to the truck and continued the drive up the Swift Trail checking out a couple of spots before heading home. The regrowth of Aspens in the Grant Hill area post fire is insane, there must be thousand's of baby Aspens growing everywhere. The Pinaleno's are one of my favorite area's, will definitely be back this summer before the road closes up for the winter.
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