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  • 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: 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: 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 »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"

    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: 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: 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 »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's Vault Mine Trail

    March 29, 2012 6:54 PM

    MADERA CANYON - The Vault Mine Trail has a little bit of everything for hikers. If you look closely, you'll notice that people aren't the only ones hiking. Mule deer call this area of the Santa Ritas home. Even though there's still some snow in the Santa Ritas,... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    March 29, 2012 6:51 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - With temperatures hovering in the 80's, it's perfect hiking weather. There's a trail to take in the warm Spring sun, featuring the very best of the Santa Ritas: beautiful blooms, bird-watching and even a little snow! Meteorologist Jeff Beamish goes "Hittin' the Trails"... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's Super Trail

    December 1, 2011 6:18 PM

    MADERA CANYON - The Super Trail has a little bit of everything for hikers. Several times, the trail crosses a stream bed, with water flowing almost year round. There also still may be a smattering of Fall foliage, but not as widespread as it was a few weeks ago.... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    December 1, 2011 6:09 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It's a Madera Canyon hike that can be simply described as "super", featuring water, wildlife and a bit of southern Arizona history. Friday morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish will take you to the Super Trail in the Santa Rita Mountains. Catch "Hittin' the Trails 4... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    September 1, 2011 7:32 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It may be roughly a mile long, but it's a major league leg burner located in Madera Canyon. Tomorrow morning, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish goes "Hittin' the Trails" at the Dutch John Spring Trail, where you get a thousand foot elevation gain in only a... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Dutch John Spring Trail

    September 1, 2011 7:25 PM

    MADERA CANYON - On the surface, a 1.3 mile hike at a 5,000 foot elevation sounds like a walk in the park. But you'd be underestimating the power that is the Dutch John Spring Trail. Hiker Laurens Halsey said, "It's probably rated as a moderate trail, but most... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Dog-friendly hikes

    August 25, 2011 11:52 PM

    TUCSON - News 4 Tucson viewers ask frequently about dog-friendly hiking trails in southern Arizona. Today's "Hittin' the Trails" shows off three of the best hikes to bring your four-legged friends. The premier pooch hike in the Old Pueblo is the Agua Caliente Trail. Whether your dog is... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    August 11, 2011 8:50 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - We're "Hittin' the Trails" at a place that serves as the beginner's guide to hiking at Madera Canyon. Tomorrow, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish shows off a hike that displays "The 3 W's": water, wildlife & weather! Catch "Hittin' the Trails 4 You" Friday morning... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's Nature Trail

    August 11, 2011 8:46 PM

    MADERA CANYON - The Nature Trail at Madera Canyon isn't like most nature trails. It can be narrow and rocky at times, but nothing too strenuous. What it does feature is the 3 W's: water, wildlife and weather. Madera Creek runs along the Nature Trail year round, sometimes... more »

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