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  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking Monday at Saguaro National Park

    March 27, 2014 1:26 PM

    TUCSON - Enjoy the beautiful spring weather in your backyard national park, with free admission into Saguaro National Park Monday, March 31: Cesar Chavez Day. "Saguaro National Park has a rich history of Hispanic and Latino heritage and we honor Cesar Chavez and the contributions that he made to... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Hike at Joe's Canyon this Sunday

    March 20, 2014 2:17 PM

    HEREFORD - Fun for all ages to be had at Coronado National Memorial in Cochise County. Grab the kids & go "Hittin' the Trails" in Joe's Canyon this Sunday. According to officials at Coronado National Memorial, this is a 2-hour, one mile round-trip hike along the lower portion of... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Wasson Peak popular with News 4 Tucson viewers Play Video

    February 6, 2014 3:04 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish heads west for "Hittin the Trails 4 You". Our viewers consider the hikes to Wasson Peak the crown jewel of the Tucson Mountains. Wasson Peak is the highest part of the Tucsons, with an elevation of nearly 4,800 feet.... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Our viewers most popular Tucson hike is... Play Video

    January 30, 2014 3:23 PM

    TUCSON - What's your favorite Tucson hike? We asked this question on our News 4 Tucson Facebook page last week. Our viewers gave Meteorologist Jeff Beamish an overwhelming favorite: Sabino Canyon's Seven Falls. Find out why it's Tucson's place to hike by clicking the video above. For directions and a... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking at Sabino Canyon for MLK Day Play Video

    January 16, 2014 12:28 PM

    TUCSON - The U.S. Forest Service, including the Coronado National Forest will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on Jan. 20, 2014, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The fee waiver day is the first of five fee-waiver occasions offered by the agency during 2014.... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: January guided hikes at Saguaro National Park Play Video

    January 10, 2014 7:30 AM

    TUCSON - Splendid weather for a day or night hike at Saguaro National Park. Several guided hikes step foot this month at both Saguaro National Park locations. This Sunday and Monday, Saguaro National Park West hosts late afternoon hikes which highlight those amazing Arizona sunsets. Meanwhile, Saguaro National Park... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Next Saturday's BEYOND hiking events Play Video

    January 3, 2014 9:14 AM

    TUCSON - Closing in on a big hiking day across Pima County next weekend, serving to honor the victims of the January 8th shootings. "BEYOND" is a community-wide event taking place Saturday, January 11th. The event was started by the family of Gabe Zimmerman. Gabe tragically lost his life... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: First Day Hikes across Arizona State parks

    December 18, 2013 12:50 PM

    TUCSON - A new year means a first hike for several looking to go "Hittin' the Trails" at Arizona State Parks. "First Day Hikes" is a series of guided treks slated across the Grand Canyon State on New Year's Day. Various state parks will be hosting hiking opportunities during... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: December guided hikes at Saguaro National Park East

    December 6, 2013 9:50 AM

    TUCSON - From easy rambles to night hikes, Saguaro National Park East has a stocking stuffed with hiking events this month. Click the video above for a preview of December guided hikes. For a complete list of December events at Saguaro National Park East, click here .
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Sabino Canyon's Seven Falls

    November 21, 2013 1:08 PM

    TUCSON - From water to wildlife, Seven Falls is the signature hike at Sabino Canyon. A quick tram ride to shuttle stop #3 takes you to the trailhead. You're met by a flat and wide path, winding its way through the canyon and into the majestic falls. "When... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's Super Trail

    November 15, 2013 9:50 AM

    MADERA CANYON - Super scenery on a vastly underrated hike. There's a whole lot to like along the Super Trail. The rugged trek crosses a streambed several times, flanked by foliage and dramatic views of Mount Wrightson. "It's really fantastic. I'm learning so much as far as these... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Finding Mt. Lemmon's Fall foliage

    October 31, 2013 4:18 PM

    MOUNT LEMMON - For desert dwellers longing for Fall, it's a 45 minute drive away from Tucson. Fall foliage is at its peak atop Mount Lemmon, but only for a limited time. Here are four hiking hot spots to catch the colors high up in the Catalina Mountains. ... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Trail closures due to government shutdown

    October 4, 2013 9:49 AM

    TUCSON - A gorgeous weekend to go "Hittin' the Trails", but the government shutdown may cast a black cloud on your hiking plans. This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish compiled a list of what trails are open & closed across southern Arizona. Here's what you need to... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking at Sabino Canyon this Saturday

    September 26, 2013 1:36 PM

    TUCSON - The USDA Forest Service will waive day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide on September 28, National Public Lands Day. The Forest Service waives fees every year to encourage more Americans from all walks of life to get outdoors and experience... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free guided hikes returning to Marana

    August 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    MARANA - Marana’s Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its guided hike program starting September 14. Through May, the Town offers free hikes in the Tortolita Mountains every second Saturday at 8 a.m. The group meets at the Wild Burro Trailhead on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Fee-free day at southern Arizona national parks Sunday

    August 23, 2013 9:21 AM

    TUCSON - In celebration of the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), all 401 national park units, including Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial & Chiricahua National Monument, will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Known as "Founder's Day", this event observes the creation of the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Information on walking area malls

    July 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish showed hikers a way to beat the heat and stay safe from Monsoon storms the next few months. While the sightlines are lacking, you can still get in a good workout by taking a hike at the mall. All three... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Moonlight hike coming to Kartchner Caverns

    July 11, 2013 1:39 PM

    TUCSON - Kartchner Caverns State Park is much more than a stunning cave with the world's most diverse minerals and formations. There are many activities for families inside the Visitor Center and on the park grounds. There will be a ranger-led moonlight hike during the full moon on Saturday, July... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: July hiking events at Saguaro National Park

    June 27, 2013 4:17 PM

    TUCSON - Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this summer that explore the park's wonderful natural and cultural history. This listing is also available on the park's website, www.nps.gov/sagu , or visit us on Facebook . Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Saturday night hikes at Arizona Game & Fish

    June 21, 2013 8:47 AM

    TUCSON - Registrations are now being accepted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for a series of free Saturday nighttime nature walks starting in June. The five hikes will be about specific topics and are scheduled as follows • Night adaptations, June 29, • Owls, July 6 • Reptiles and amphibians,... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Moonlight hike at Kartchner Caverns

    May 17, 2013 9:00 AM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previewed next Saturday's Moonlight Hike at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Go "Hittin the Trails" on the Foothills Loop Trail from 6:30-8:30 PM. The hike is 2.5 miles in length, considered moderately difficult by park rangers. Hikers are asked to... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Celebrate Catalina State Park's 30th anniversary tomorrow

    May 2, 2013 2:24 PM

    TUCSON - Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 4, 2013. Arizona State Parks and the Friends of Catalina State Park are co-sponsoring a daylong celebration that will take place at the Park. The day's activities will commemorate the founding of the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking at Saguaro National Park today

    April 25, 2013 2:25 PM

    TUCSON - In celebration of National Park Week, Saguaro National Park will waive entrance fees today. Did you know that Saguaro National Park is one park with two districts, protecting 91,440 acres of Sonoran Desert? Did you know that Tucson's backyard national park was first established in 1933? As... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Bee safety when hiking

    April 19, 2013 8:32 AM

    TUCSON - Do you know what to do if you're attacked by bees when hiking? This morning on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You", Meteorologist Jeff Beamish got answers from the experts at Tucson Fire Department. Among their tips: - Run away as quickly as possible. Africanized bees will... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Take a guided hike in a cave!

    April 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    TUCSON - Coronado National Memorial (NMem) will offer ranger-led hikes to Coronado cave every Friday afternoon through April 26. The hikes are free of charge and are a great way to learn more about the rich cultural and natural history of the park. Coronado cave is a natural limestone... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: April hiking events at Saguaro National Park

    April 4, 2013 2:27 PM

    TUCSON - A new month means new guided hikes to go "Hittin' the Trails" on at Saguaro National Park. Saguaro National Park East caters to the more experienced hiking crowd, with treks ranging from 2 to 4 miles. Along the way, guides show off the secrets of the Sonoran... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's May 4th bird walks

    March 28, 2013 4:09 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previewed Madera Canyon's plans for International Migratory Bird Day on May 4th. There are several bird walks that are slated to step foot in the Santa Ritas. Most hikes are easy, while a few are of moderate difficulty with... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Hugh Norris Trail named one of the nation's best hikes

    March 15, 2013 9:01 AM

    TUCSON - High praise for a "Hittin' the Trails" favorite, as a Saguaro National Park hike is garnering national attention. Huffington Post this week named the Hugh Norris Trail one of the country's best Spring hikes! The article notes the abundance of saguaros and sweeping vistas. We visited... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Marana's Tortolita Mountains

    February 21, 2013 1:51 PM

    MARANA - Dove Mountain is not only home to the world's best golfers this weekend, it's also home to some of the world's best hiking trails. The Tortolita Mountains are a treasure trove for those looking to go "Hittin' the Trails". Beginner hikers can easily navigate the Wild Burro... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Explore the Grand Canyon on Google

    February 7, 2013 3:15 PM

    TUCSON - It's "Hittin' the Trails" without leaving Tucson! This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish explored Google Map's Grand Canyon tour. The Google team trekked 75 miles of trails with a 40 pound camera backpack. Users are able to digitally hike the Bright Angel & South Kaibab... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails: Oracle State Park reopens Feb. 2

    January 17, 2013 12:59 PM

    ORACLE - Oracle State Park, Center for Environmental Education, will re-open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays beginning February 2, 2013 from 8am to 5pm through April 28, 2013. Spring activities will include the popular guided bird walks and hikes, tours of the historic Kannally ranch house, and environmental... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Several hiking events at Catalina State Park Sunday

    January 10, 2013 12:56 PM

    TUCSON - If you're willing to brave the big chill Sunday, there are several guided hikes to hit at Catalina State Park . For Sunday's moderately-difficult guided hike, please register by 4 pm tomorrow with volunteer Gaston Meloche at 520-638-5404. Round-trip mileage, duration and elevation changes are approximate. Hike... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Jeff's 4 favorite hikes of 2012

    December 27, 2012 1:48 PM

    TUCSON - For the final "Hittin' the Trails" of 2012, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish reviews his four favorite hikes from the past year. Ventana Canyon in the Foothills of the Catalinas is a solid hike on many levels, ranging from great views to proximity and a good workout. Hikers say... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Holiday hiking events

    December 20, 2012 2:49 PM

    TUCSON - For the second year, America's State Parks announced a national collaboration of all 50 State Park systems across America that will sponsor guided "First Day Hikes" on New Year's Day 2013. Arizona State Parks will charge entrance fees only for the First Day Hikes at: Alamo Lake, Boyce... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    December 6, 2012 12:47 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - There's no better way to introduce a kid to the great outdoors like "Hittin' the Trails" & Sabino Canyon is making it easy. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has details on Sabino Canyon's Junior Ranger program, which starts up this weekend. Catch an all... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Sabino Canyon Junior Ranger Programs

    December 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    TUCSON - The Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District, will present Junior Ranger Programs beginning Saturday, December 8 at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. The programs, which will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., are open to kindergarten through sixth grade children... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    November 29, 2012 1:42 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - A new month is approaching & a new series of guided hikes is set to start before the holdiays. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has the details on the December guided hikes at Saguaro National Park when we go "Hittin' the Trails 4 You".... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: December guided hikes at Saguaro National Park

    November 29, 2012 1:38 PM

    TUCSON - Saguaro National Park is offering special programs this winter that explore the park's wonderful natural and cultural history. Come along on a naturalist-led walk in the park, or join a local expert for a presentation in one of our visitor centers. Programs are offered at both the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Sierra Vista's Ramsey Canyon Preserve

    November 22, 2012 10:18 AM

    SIERRA VISTA - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish introduced us to a great southern Arizona hike that will help burn off those holiday calories. Click here for directions and more information on Ramsey Canyon Preserve in Sierra Vista. As a reminder, upload your hiking snapshots to... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    November 22, 2012 10:16 AM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Time to shake off the turkey coma & work off those holiday calories! Meteorologist Jeff Beamish is here to help out, with a moderate hike in a beautiful southern Arizona area. We'll take you to Sierra Vista's Ramsey Canyon Preserve when you go Hittin'... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Sunday hikes at Catalina State Park

    November 15, 2012 11:38 AM

    TUCSON - A series of guided hikes starts up Sunday at Catalina State Park. Here's the full details on how to sign up: Register with Volunteer Gaston Meloche at (520) 638-5404 by 4pm at least one day prior to the hike. This pace is moderate. Round-trip mileage, duration and... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Guided hike Saturday in Marana's Tortolita Mountains

    November 8, 2012 3:22 PM

    MARANA - This morning on News 4 Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previewed tomorrow's guided hike in the Tortolita Mountains. The free hike begins at 8 AM Saturday at the Wild Burro Trailhead, 14810 North Secret Springs Drive. Interested individuals must register to take part in this hike. To... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    November 8, 2012 12:57 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - If a little taste of Winter weather doesn't scare you away, there's a free hike going on this weekend. Tomorrow morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has details on the town of Marana's latest hike in the Tortolita Mountains. Catch an all-new "Hittin' the Trails 4... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking in the Coronado National Forest next weekend

    November 1, 2012 4:19 PM

    TUCSON - In celebration of Veterans Day, the USDA Forest Service, including the Coronado National Forest, will waive fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide November 10 through 12. "The Forest Service waives fees every year to encourage more Americans from all walks of... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    October 25, 2012 12:58 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Grab all your ghosts & goblins this weekend, because the town of Marana's got a Halloween-themed hike. Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previews Saturday's Eerie Hike of the Tortolita's in Hittin' the Trails 4 You. Catch all the details tomorrow from 5-7 AM, only on News... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Eerie Hike of the Tortolitas tomorrow

    October 25, 2012 12:49 PM

    MARANA - Just in time for Halloween, the Marana Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free Eerie Hike of the Tortolitas on Oct. 27. In the spirit of the season, enjoy a scavenger-hunt 3-mile hike in Wild Burro Wash. This hike goes through a sand wash with minimal... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    October 18, 2012 11:30 AM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Call it "Instant Autumn": a 45 minute drive takes you from the warm desert floor to the Fall colors atop Mount Lemmon. The leaves are changing, so where can you find the best foliage? Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has your Fall color hiking hotspots... more »
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    October 11, 2012 4:14 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Patagonia Lake State Park opens up its visitors center for the season this Saturday & planning several hikes for area adventurists. Friday on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previews the different guided hikes taking place at this popular oasis in the desert. Catch an... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Patagonia Lake State Park hosting guided hikes/bird walks

    October 11, 2012 12:25 PM

    PATAGONIA - The Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park will open and the popular Pontoon Boat Trips will begin on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The Visitor Center will be open from 8am until 4:30pm on Wednesdays through Sundays this season. Pontoon Boat tours will begin on Saturday, October... more »
  • Fee Waiver Day on Coronado National Forest this Saturday

    September 25, 2012 2:34 PM

    TUCSON - The USDA Forest Service will waive the day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide on September 29, National Public Lands Day. "The Forest Service waives fees every year to encourage more Americans from all walks of life to get outdoors and experience... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Pima Prickly Park

    September 20, 2012 7:26 PM

    TUCSON - Pima Prickly Park, a nine-acre desert public park to highlight opuntias (prickly pear and cholla) and other genera, will be open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22 at 3500 W. Orange Grove Rd., near I-10. There will be festivities to include refreshments and music... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    September 20, 2012 7:20 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Just in time for a new weekend, a family-friendly park opens up where you can take a hike and learn all about the Sonoran Desert. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish goes "Hittin' the Trails" at the Pima Prickly Park & has details on a... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Guided hikes in Marana's Tortolita Mountains

    September 14, 2012 8:42 AM

    MARANA - Guided hikes through the Tortolita Mountains will be offered beginning this Saturday. The Marana Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its popular free guided hikes. Knowledgeable guides will provide information about the Tortolita's plants and wildlife. Most hikes are between five and eight miles with elevation... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The El Camino del Cerro Trailhead

    September 6, 2012 4:17 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish introduced hikers to a popular and versitale trailhead in the Tucson Mountains. The El Camino del Cerro Trailhead is home to a pair of desert hikes that branch out from the start. To the left is the moderate Sweetwater... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Oracle State Park re-opens for a limited time

    August 30, 2012 7:26 PM

    ORACLE - Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education re-opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 1, and will offer an array of programs, lectures, workshops, and special events on Saturdays only through the end of November. The park will be open to the public on those Saturdays from 8AM... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    August 30, 2012 7:22 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Just in time for Labor Day weekend comes two openings for popular hiking hotspots in southern Arizona. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has details on the re-opening of Oracle State Park and Bonita Canyon Campground when we go "Hittin' the Trails 4 You". ... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Downtown Tucson's Presidio Trail

    August 23, 2012 7:30 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish went "Hittin' the Trails" on downtown Tucson's Presidio Trail. This urban hike tells the tale of the Old Pueblo, with 23 different historic stops along the 2.5 mile loop. The start and end of the hike is at the... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"

    August 23, 2012 7:23 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It's a hike hopping with history in the heart of downtown Tucson. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish takes us "Hittin' the Trails" along the Presidio Trail, an urban hike that tells the tale of the Old Pueblo. Catch an all new "Hittin' the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's Vault Mine & Old Baldy Trails

    August 16, 2012 7:20 PM

    MADERA CANYON - Over 5,000 feet in elevation, Madera Canyon is roughly 15 degrees cooler than Tucson. These temps make for a pleasant hike on the Vault Mine Trail. "It's about an hour & a half round trip. It's a moderate trail but still gives you a pretty good... more »
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    August 16, 2012 7:09 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Over 5,000 feet in elevation, Madera Canyon is home to some great hikes and a 15 degree drop in temperature compared to Tucson. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish heads to the Santa Ritas to show off two hikes filled with flowers, birds and the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Mount Lemmon's Marshall Gulch

    August 9, 2012 3:35 PM

    MOUNT LEMMON - Maybe it's the sounds from a mountain stream. Perhaps the glow of green or smell of the forest. Whatever it is, Marshall Gulch gets top billing for Mount Lemmon hikers. "Its just a little bit cooler because there's all the shade and so it's nicer to... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    August 9, 2012 3:26 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Water, wildlife and weather. Meteorologist Jeff Beamish's favorite southern Arizona hike fulfills what he likes to call "The Three W's". Chances are you've been to this trail & in case you haven't, he'll show you where it is. Catch an all-new "Hittin' the... more »
  • "Hittin' the Trails 4 You": Do you have the hiker's checklist?

    August 2, 2012 7:49 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on News 4 Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish introduced our viewers to the "hiker's checklist". Yesterday's hiker rescue in Sabino Canyon made for at least the 9th hiking-related incident this year, according to Northwest Fire. Officials stress that making a checklist the night before a... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    August 2, 2012 7:27 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Hiker rescues have been on the rise. This afternoon's rescue in Sabino Canyon makes at least 9 hiker-related incidents this year according to Northwest Fire. This spike has officials concerned, because staying safe when "Hittin' the Trails" means putting pen to paper. Do... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Night hike coming to Feliz Paseos Park

    July 26, 2012 3:49 PM

    TUCSON - The public is invited to explore nighttime wildlife with Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists at a free, animal-themed nature talk and walk starting 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Game and Fish offices, 555 N. Greasewood Road, and ending at Feliz Paseos Park. Proper hiking... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    July 26, 2012 3:46 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Friday night's all right for hiking! Another night hiking event is taking place in Tucson. Tomorrow, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish will bring you the details and have an update on some trail closures in Cochise County. Catch an all-new "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: KIDCO Lizard Walk & Ramsey Canyon closure update

    July 19, 2012 4:34 PM

    TUCSON - We're "Hittin' the Trails" with a program aimed to introduce kids to the great outdoors. Sabino Canyon is the site for Tucson Parks & Recreation's KIDCO Lizard Walk. It's a chance for kids 5-11 years old to get in a hike, stay active and let the desert... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    July 19, 2012 4:18 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It's a program aimed to introduce kids to the great outdoors, providing a hike and a seat in the classroom known as the desert. Tomorrow, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish introduces you to the KIDCO Lizard Walk & updates the closure of Ramsey Canyon Preserve in... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Mall Walkers Edition

    July 12, 2012 4:14 PM

    TUCSON - There's no elevation gain and the sight lines aren't the most dramatic. "I get a chance to look at all the shops to see what's here", said Jessie Pratt. What may be a mall to you is an indoor hiking trail for others. Welcome to the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Mt. Graham trail closures lifted

    July 6, 2012 9:10 AM

    TUCSON - "Hittin' the Trails" atop Mount Graham this weekend? There's some good news for hikers. Trails previously closed because of the Pinnacle and Trap Peak Fires are slated to re-open today. The Forest Service says the Round the Mountain, Frye Canyon, Ash Creek and Deadman Trails will be... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    July 5, 2012 3:50 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Hittin' the Trails atop Mt. Graham this weekend? There's some good news for hikers. Trails previously closed due to the Pinnacle and Trap Peak fires are scheduled to re-open. Tomorrow on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish tells you which trails are back in business.... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon trail work starting soon

    June 28, 2012 3:10 PM

    MADERA CANYON - Improvements will soon be made on trails in the Madera Canyon Recreation Area, Nogales Ranger District, Coronado National Forest. From July 9 through August 24, temporary closures will be in place as work is done on the Proctor and Whitehouse nature trails. Sections of the trails... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    June 28, 2012 3:02 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Changes are coming to a popular hiking and birding hotspot, as trail work starts soon at Madera Canyon. When will hikers deal with closures and what's going in? Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish breaks down what to expect when "Hittin' the Trails" on the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Hiking tips to keep you safe during Monsoon storms

    June 21, 2012 8:52 PM

    TUCSON - The dangers of desert hikes in the Summer are obvious, as many head to higher elevations. But the Monsoon can pose its own threat in the mountains. So what's a hiker to do when caught in a Monsoon storm? Here are some tips to help keep you... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    June 21, 2012 4:07 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - The dangers of desert hikes in the Summer are obvious, as many head to higher elevations. But the Monsoon can pose its own threat in the mountains. So what's a hiker to do when caught in a Monsoon storm? Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    June 8, 2012 1:41 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Normally, its Meteorologist Jeff Beamish telling you the story on area hiking trails. Now it's our viewers turn. Tomorrow morning, "Hittin' the Trails" goes unplugged, with the sights and sounds our cameras have captured on the trails this year. Catch an all-new "Hittin'... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Four hikes where you can beat the heat

    June 7, 2012 2:28 PM

    TUCSON - Before you completely throw in the towel for your trek, we've got some "cool" hikes to consider. Mt. Lemmon's Aspen Trail starts at the Marshall Gulch Trailhead. While the trail is easy, it varies. Parts can be narrow, other areas wide open with awesome views of the... more »
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    June 7, 2012 2:09 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - The heat is on, likely turning off your hiking plans. Before you completely throw in the towel for your trek, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has some "cool" hikes to consider. We're "Hittin' the Trails" at four hikes where you can beat the triple digit... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Saguaro NP's June "Twilight Hikes" & "National Trails Day" preview

    May 31, 2012 8:43 PM

    TUCSON - Tonight marks the first of three twilight hikes being hosted by both Saguaro National Park locations this month. For hikers, it's a chance to get in a great hike without having to battle the grueling Arizona sunshine. "They are desert hikes, so they require sturdy shoes, lots... more »
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    May 31, 2012 8:02 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It's "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...the after dark edition! Friday evening marks the start of a June twilight hiking series at both Saguaro National Park locations. Tomorrow, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previews that and some local hiking happenings for Saturday's "National Trails Day". Catch... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Tortolita Mountain trails earn state status

    May 24, 2012 7:51 PM

    MARANA - Some of Marana's marvelous hikes are gaining big-time attention. We've gone "Hittin' the Trails" in the town's Tortolita Mountains before. Now, state officials have given these hikes state status, adding to over 600 miles of trails with this status across Arizona. Among some of the short-term... more »
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    May 24, 2012 7:39 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Marana's marvelous hiking trails are gaining some big-time attention. Trails in the Tortolita Mountains have just gained "state status", adding to over 600 miles of trails state-wide with this distinction. So what does this mean for hikers like you? Meteorologist Jeff Beamish will... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Abrego Trailhead

    May 18, 2012 12:17 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on News 4 Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish went "Hittin' the Trails" at the Abrego Trailhead in Green Valley. The Abrego Trailhead serves as the gateway to the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail. This flat, wide trail makes for a great starter hike along the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Sabino Canyon's Bajada Trail

    May 10, 2012 4:49 PM

    TUCSON - "Bajada" is a Spanish word for sloping skirt of sediments surrounding a desert floor. Residing at Sabino Canyon is a trail with that moniker and a classroom for those who hike it. The Bajada Trail is a short stroll filled with interpretive signage, pointing out desert flora... more »
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    May 10, 2012 4:43 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Mother's Day is Sunday, meaning quality family time is coming for households across the Old Pueblo. If you're looking to do a family hike, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has you covered with an educational stroll at Sabino Canyon. Friday morning, we're showcasing the Bajada... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Cat Mountain Trailhead

    May 3, 2012 6:41 PM

    TUCSON - Little used, but established by Pima County, the Cat Mountain Trailhead sits on the southwest side of the Tucson Mountains. The trail goes between two rugged peaks, with Cat Mountain to the right as you approach the trailhead. Towering over the trail are several saguaro with... more »
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    May 3, 2012 6:30 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - While temps are still tolerable, we're getting to the last few weeks of desert hikes. If you're a fan of serenity and saguaros, look no further than the Cat Mountain Trailhead. Friday on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish will take us to this Tucson... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Jeff's 4 toughest hikes in southern Arizona

    April 26, 2012 4:26 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on News 4 Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish unveiled his list of the four toughest hikes in southern Arizona. The 4th biggest leg burning hike resides in Sabino Canyon, at a trail named Blackett's Ridge. Hikers say it's a moderate to borderline strenuous hike... more »
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    April 26, 2012 4:23 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Take a deep breath, because we're "Hittin' the Trails" at some of southern Arizona's biggest leg-burners. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish highlights his four toughest hikes. Catch an all new "Hittin' the Trails 4 You" tomorrow from 5-7 AM, only on News 4 Tucson... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Ventana Canyon

    April 19, 2012 7:15 PM

    TUCSON - Starting in civilization, the Ventana Canyon Trail climbs as far up as 4,300 feet to a place called "The Window". Most, however, take a shorter hike to Maiden Pools. "Its about 2.5 miles to the Maiden Pools, which is where most people think of for their main... more »
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    April 19, 2012 6:39 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - If you don't mind the approaching weekend heat wave, grab the water bottle and hit the trails. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish highlights a Foothills favorite: the Ventana Canyon Trail, featuring Maiden Pools. Catch an all-new "Hittin' the Trails 4 You" tomorrow from... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Signal Hill Trail

    April 12, 2012 8:32 PM

    TUCSON - Fun for the whole family awaits as soon as you step foot on the Signal Hill Trail. For starters, these hills have a history lesson: petroglyphs. Hiker Ed Hansen said, "They're markings that are over 800 years old by the early people who lived here". For... more »
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    April 12, 2012 3:44 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Grab the entire family for this hike! Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish takes us to a short and sweet trail, that mixes exercise with education. Catch an all new "Hittin' the Trails 4 You", tomorrow from 5-7 AM, only on News 4 Tucson... more »

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