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From Tucson head north up Swan Road to Skyline Drive. Turn left onto Skyline heading west. Continue until Alvernon Way, and turn right (north). Follow Alvernon until it dead ends at the foot of the mountains, look for the parking area on the left.
Finger Rock Trail (#42)
No permits required for day hikes. Overnight parking requires permit. No dogs are permitted on this trail.
This area is part of the Desert Bighorn Sheep Wilderness Area, and is subject to seasonal closure.
It gets hot.
From the Santa Catalina Ranger District website: “The steep, rocky terrain of the Coronado National Forest provides a limited number of flat areas suited to camping. As a result, many of the campsites are used repeatedly and show the signs of human activity. However, campers are encouraged to use these existing sites (instead of creating new campsites) when possible to limit the expansion of newly impacted sites. When camping in a remote area with no existing sites, select an area with a sandy surface, or one covered with thick leaf or needle cover and without vegetation. Always avoid camping near water, in meadows or near cliffs and rockslides since these areas are important to wildlife.”