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Tucson ranks as the second best city in America for hiking, beating Phoenix

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Southern Arizona Hiking club
Posted at 10:20 AM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 19:07:08-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson is ranking as the second best city in America for hiking. recently released a list called 2022's Best Cities for Hiking.

It lists the top 10 cites as the following:

  1. Portland, Ore.
  2. Tucson
  3. Phoenix
  4. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  5. Oakland, Calif.
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Boise, Idaho
  9. Las Vegas
  10. San Diego

Although found Phoenix has more hiking routes than Tucson, Tucson's climate and safety rankings boosted it above Phoenix.

The lawn-care company says it used data from AllTrails, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NeighborhoodScout,, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Yelp to rank these cities. highlighted Seven Falls Trail as one of Tucson's most iconic hikes.

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