How easy: The trail - with a name that means "beautiful view" or "lovely vista" in Spanish - begins in Oro Valley and offers several short-hike options on connecting trail segments.
It's easy to put together out-and-back hikes totaling a mile or so, or link segments into loops of two or more miles. Elevation gains are 300 feet or less on most of the loops.
Sights to see: Diverse desert vegetation and big views of craggy Pusch Ridge make this an exceptionally scenic hike for so little effort.
Arranging a hike that ends around sunset means you'll be strolling home in golden light. Joe and Amanda Preto enjoyed that gilded beauty one day recently when they hiked down the trail following an ascent of a nearby peak.
Get there: Take North Oracle Road to Linda Vista Boulevard in Oro Valley. Turn east on Linda Vista and drive 0.2 of a mile to a trailhead and parking area on the right.