The trail starts in saguaros.
We really had to climb to get up here.
The trail starts in saguaros and climbs through the Upper Sonoran Zone
into a habitat of yucca, live oak, juniper and agave and gets more
difficult as you go along into Pusch Ridge Desert Bighorn Sheep
The lower level of the hike is easy, and is followed
by a small creek with water flowing slowly in most places with some
wonderful little falls along the way and some cool shaded areas you
can sit on large rocks and if you wish, soak your feet in the cool
water of the stream. We needed to cross the creek a few times stepping
on some large rocks to cross. Nothing at all like the 7 Falls hike.
The trail then turns into a very challenging rocky and rough climb
upwards, and a lot more difficult. Dramatic vistas of Finger Rock, the
sheer walls of the canyon, Tucson, and the mountains beyond add to the
lung busting grades to give hikers plenty of incentive to stop, take
a breather and look around.