Pusch Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,605' 794 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,332' 1,625 m
Low: 2,726' 831 m
GradeAvg Grade: 27% (15°)
Max Grade: 75% (37°)
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“A short but tough climb on Pusch Ridge's westernmost peak overlooking the Oro Valley and Tucson.”— Victor Othon
In just over 1.25 miles, you'll climb over 2,300ft in elevation on your way up to the peak through a well defined trail. There are a couple of points where the trail isn't defined because you're climbing over exposed rock face, but it's relatively easy to figure out once you've climbed over the rock face. Once you've climbed to the peak, it's a track back down the same way you came up. Keep in mind the loose rocks and possible dry vegetation that might make your steps down the mountain very unstable.
Due to the technicality of the route, this is not a trail for the novice runner. This will definitely test your leg muscles. Bring electrolyte replacement, plenty of water, and snacks if you're going to be up there for a few hours.
Land Manager: USFS - Coronado National Forest Office
Jun 5, 2019: Prescribed burn continues on Safford Ranger District
Jun 3, 2019: Prescribed burning in Gardner Canyon