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A great hiking trail with nice city views that also has some decent climbing. Pontatoc Canyon is immediately east of Finger Rock Canyon, and is home to a number of old backcountry trad routes as well as some scattered bouldering.
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Getting There

From Tucson, drive several miles north on Swan, past River Road and past Sunrise.

Turn left (west) on E. Skyline Drive and go about a mile west on Skyline.

Turn right (north) on Alvernon Way.

Continue north on Alvernon Way until you get to a signed parking lot for the Finger Rock Trail on the left hand side of the road. This parking lot is gated in such a way that you can leave it at any time, but can only enter it during the day. You need a permit from the Pima County Parks and Recreation Department to park your car there overnight.

On the main trail there is an intersection for Finger Rock Trail - left and Pontatoc Ridge trail - right. Choose.

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