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Hike Tumamoc Hill: A local favorite

Updated: May 13, 2021

Looking for a truly local experience? Combine cardio and culture with a hike up Tumamoc Hill.Tumamoc Hill is a popular local hiking spot, natural preserve, and home of the University of Arizona Desert Laboratory.

Tumamoc Hill

Photo courtesy of Tucsontopia.

About the Walk

The paved, sloping road gains 800 feet in just 1.5 miles - making it an intense cardio workout. The full hike is 1.5 miles one-way; 3 miles roundtrip. The upper road is steeper and has more switchbacks, but there are benches along the road to allow you to stop, rest, and enjoy the view.

Note: If you drive to Tumamoc Hill, park on the street along Anklam Road. Do not park in the parking lots of Saint Mary's Hospital or the medical offices along Anklam Road, as these spaces are designated for physicians and employees of the medical facilities as well as patients and their families. Please note that parking regulations are enforced in these lots. Bicycles are not allowed on the hill.

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