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Hittin’ the Trails: Blackett’s Ridge at Sabino Canyon

TUCSON – Sabino Canyon serves up quite the lung-busting hike for weekend warriors.

The daunting Blackett’s Ridge ascends roughly 1,500 feet in elevation. A little over a half mile on the Phoneline Trail, hikers reach Blackett’s Ridge. This 1.7 mile one-way trek is not for the faint of heart.

Two hours of switchbacking and climbing await, eventually reaching a peak. The view at the end makes all the hard work worth it.

Click here for a trail map and directions to Sabino Canyon’s Blackett’s Ridge.

Jeff Beamish

Jeff Beamish

Jeff Beamish is an award-winning meteorologist at KVOA. You can watch his weekday weather forecasts on Tucson Today & News 4 Tucson at Noon. He has also contributed his weather expertise to The Weather Channel, Washington Post, New York Times, AM 1030 KVOI and the Arizona Daily Star.
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