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Hittin’ the Trails: Parker Canyon Lake

TUCSON – Over the years, “Hittin’ the Trails” has taken you to the mountains, desert & even rivers.

Now we head south to check out the lake life.

Nestled in the Canelo Hills of Santa Cruz County is Parker Canyon Lake. Along its shores resides the Lakeshore Trail, a 5 mile round trip trek with something for everyone.

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Fall colors on the shores of Parker Canyon Lake.

Wildlife call the lake and its surroundings home. In November, fall colors begin bursting along the shores as well. Expect a good beginner trail that doesn’t require an entry fee.

Click here for directions and a trail map the Lakeshore Trail at Parker Canyon Lake.

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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