Hike | Linda Vista Trail | Tucson



Linda Vista Trail is a perfect mixture of a hike that's close to the city, but far enough to enjoy nature in peaceful serenity.


  • Distance: 2 Miles RT
  • Type of Trail: Loop
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Elevation: 425 feet
  • Kid Friendly: Yes
  • Dog-Friendly: Yes
  • Fee/Permit: None 


The trail is well defined and pretty easy to navigate; ideal for beginners and solo hikers. From the trailhead, there is a sign that shows the trail route and additional trail information. Either route will do as this is a loop trail and will lead you back to the same place.

The trail itself has various routes helping you craft a trail experience suited for your time and level of expertise. It is a simple and straightforward hike allowing you to enjoy the beautiful desert landscape. At the peak of the hike before you descend back down the loop there is a trail that takes you to Pusch Peak for some uphill hiking and breathtaking views.

The loop was a perfect trail to do with kids - including a six-month-old baby! And going during sunset provides lovely hiking temperatures, mood lighting and stunning views of the city life below.


Head North on Oracle Road and a right onto Linda Vista Drive. Keep driving down Linda Vista for a minute and you will reach the trailhead parking lot on your right.



  • Perfect hike for beginners or solo hikers who don't want to venture to deep into the desert.
  • Highly recommend to do this during sunset as the views are amazing; if you look closely in the horizon you will see Picacho Peak!
  • The parking lot has enough spaces for about 6 cars.


This blog was thoughtfully written by Vicki Ferguson. You can find her on Instagram at @vickidiazferguson.

* Please remember to hike at your own risk. To learn more please refer to our Hiking Disclaimer