How easy: The lower 1.1-mile section of the Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon winds through mostly flat desert terrain with some moderately steep grades near the end of the section.
An upper section of the Esperero Trail continues beyond the 1.1-mile point, marked by a junction with the Rattlesnake Trail. Be aware that this upper section, which extends about nine miles high into the Catalina Mountains, is steep and best left to experienced hikers.
Sights to see: Even though the walking is quite easy, the views of the towering peaks and ridges of the Catalinas will keep your camera finger busy.
On a recent hike, Bill Wittleder paused along the trail to watch deer moving in brushy terrain and browsing for food.
Get there: Take Tanque Verde Road to Sabino Canyon Road and continue north about four miles to the canyon, where you'll pay a $5 per vehicle fee.
From the eastern end of the parking lot, walk east about 0.1 of a mile on a broad path and watch for the signed Esperero Trail on the left.