Highlands Hiking Club

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Dove Mountain Hikers Merge with Highlands Hiking Club

During the past 5 years many Dove Mountain hikers and hike leaders have left the area or retired from hiking. In order to continue providing these monthly hike schedules and hikes to our Dove Mountain Community we have merged with another local hiking club, The Highlands Hikers.  This merger will give Dove Mountain Hikers a new home with the Highlands Hiking Club and will provide us with more Hike Leaders, more Hikes and one monthly Hike Schedule.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining Highlands Hiking Club - Non Residents please go to The Highlands Hiking Club for Non-Residents.

Town of Marana Trail Information Web

Wild Burro Parking & Trail Access

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Death on Baldy Mountain Hike

Ironwood Forest National Monument Information

2016 Hike/Bike Forum Notes

 Hike Schedule

Hike Pictures

                   Tortolita Trail Hiking Guide

                 Wild Burro Canyon Basic Trail Map

                 Wild Burro Canyon Crested Saguaros Trail Map

  Wild Burro Canyon Master Trail Map  New

                Tortolita Preserve Hiking and Biking Trail Map  New

               Suggested Hikes in Wild Burro Canyon Trail System

              Crested Saguaros in and Around Wild Burro Trail System

Inventory of Hikes and Trail Ratings for 150+ Hikes

Hiking Trails Information

Hiking Trail Maps of Mountains Surrounding Tucson  New

Outdoor First Aid   From -- Denise Goodwin and her amazing Cadette Scouts


Hiking in Southern Arizona

Hiking in Southern Arizona can be a wonderful experience if you are prepared for our unique environment. Please read the American Hiking Society’s ten essentials that you should have on every hike and their recommendations for what your first aid kit should contain. It is vital that hikers here have adequate protection from the sun, including sun screen, sunglasses, and a hat, and carry sufficient water, typically between two and four liters depending on conditions. For those unfortunate, but perhaps inevitable close encounters it is useful to have a comb to brush off those “jumping” cholla.  If you encounter a Gila Monster, do not aggravate it.  Gila Monsters are known for their unwillingness to release once they bite you.  It has been reported that one can spray their eyes with rubbing alcohol.  However; rather than carrying a small spray bottle along, best to leave these critters alone!

   Ten Essentials     First Aid Kit

Where We Hike! 

The Town of Marana, Pima County and Cottonwood Properties have developed over 25 miles of hiking trails in the Tortolita Mountains. Parking for the Wild Burro Canyon trailhead is located at the Ritz-Carlton and is open to the public. This expanding network of trails offers a variety of hikes of different difficulties over changing terrain. Our group hikes not only these local trails, but also many others within a reasonable drive from Dove Mountain, including those in the Catalina, Tucson, Rincon and Santa Rita mountains. We also occasionally do trail maintenance hikes, naturalist outings and trips outside the area to unique locations.



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