This rich, enthusiastic guide to the Tucson, Rincon, Santa Catalina, and Santa Rita Mountains has been completely revised. Betty Leavengood's fourth edition of her bestselling Tucson Hiking Guide offers new routes and updated access information, detailed maps, and clear descriptions to area trailheads. This latest edition includes thirty-six hikes rated easy to difficult by mountain range; revised information on precautions for desert hiking; historical notes, photographs, and anecdotes; and detailed maps and descriptions with elevation/distance.
About the Author
Betty Leavengood is a freelance writer and the author of "Tucson Hiking Guide, ""Grand Canyon Women: Lives Shaped by Landscape, Faraway Ranch: Chiricahua National Monument, "and "Hiker's Guide to the Santa Rita Mountains. "She cherishes the ever-changing scenery of the desert southwest.
“Using the Tucson Hiking Guide is a pleasure. Directions are clear and extremely specific yet this precise information is engagingly presented in a pleasantly readable and humorous style . . .”
—Tucson Sierra Club
“Tucson Hiking Guide by experienced Tucson hiker Betty Leavengood offers thirty-four hikes grouped by mountain range, and ranked from easy to difficult. Most of these journeys past superb scenic mountain vistas are only a short drive from downtown Tucson. Maps, photos, elevation/distance profiles, trail access information, historical notes, personal anecdotes, and much, much more fill this solid and thorough guide from cover to cover enabling anyone to see and experience the natural splendor of the Tucson area on foot.”
—Midwest Book Review
“Each trail has a profile, topo map, and other trail data including distance and difficulty. Descriptions are complete and very well done. There is a good balance of trails surrounding Tucson. Honestly though . . . research is outstanding! Trail history digs deep to find out how the trail names came about. Information on the Pontatoc Trail name set my mind at ease having grown up in Oklahoma. Several trails sparked my interest having seen little information previously in print. Highly recommended for all and a must-have for Tucson residents.”
—Joe Bartels, HikeArizona.COM