Directions: Take either Tanque Verde Road or Sunrise Drive to Sabino Canyon road and head North to Sabino Canyon. The Forest Service now charges a $5 parking fee to park in the parking lot.
Trail Information: From the South side of the parking lot, head to Bear Canyon. Follow the trail head signs to Phoneline/Blacketts Ridge. This trail has a gradual elevation gain and traverses the mountain. Can be rocky at times, after an initial elevation gain, it is a rolling terrain with scenic views of Sabino Canyon. It is 9 miles roundtrip, and you can return via the trail or take the paved road back down to the parking lot. (You would have to share the road with an occasional tourist tram.)