Saguaro National Park

Heartbreak Ridge Trail

Length: 0.7 miles Hiking Time: 0.3 hours Highest point: 8240 feet Lowest point: 7800 feet Trail goes uphill After the signed junction with the Switchback Trail the Heartbreak Ridge Trail climbs gently up a slope through Ponderosas, heading northwest. After about 5 or 10 minutes the trail levels out and contours along toward the ...

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Fire Loop Trail

Length: 0.7 miles Hiking Time: 0.3 hours Highest point: 8240 feet Lowest point: 7920 feet Trail goes downhill This segment starts out almost flat, moving through an area of exposed rock near the top of the Rincons. It quickly begins to descend, however, though ponderosa forest, until you get down to wide bottom of ...

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Switchback Trail

Length: 0.3 miles Hiking Time: 0.25 hours Highest point: 7800 feet Lowest point: 7560 feet Trail goes uphill From the trail junction with the East Slope Trail the trail climbs gently through ponderosa forest before you hit the switchbacks. The switchbacks climb up a steep slope which has some rock formations near the top. ...

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East Slope Trail

Length: 0.2 miles Hiking Time: 0.1 hours Highest point: 7560 feet Lowest point: 7500 feet Trail goes uphill The trail start out climbing gently through underbrush, and then moves into open ponderosa forest. Very quickly you come to the Switchback trail which takes off to the right (west). This trail has a sign marking ...

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Deer Head Spring Trail

Length: 0.6 miles Hiking Time: 0.3 hours Highest point: 7500 feet Lowest point: 7280 feet Trail goes uphill From the junction the trail goes gently uphill through mixed oak/pine forest, passing through a few clearings overgrown with very tall ferns. There is also one small stand of aspen. At the far end of one of ...

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Manning Camp

Manning Camp, located in the heart of the Saguaro Wilderness Area, is the primary staging area for a variety of wilderness management functions. During the summer, both fire and trail crews use Manning Camp as their base of operation. Throughout the year, a variety of researchers also stay at Manning ...

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Italian Spring Trail

The Italian Spring Trailhead is the most difficult trailhead to access. To reach this trailhead, drive east on Tanque Verde Road. At the intersection with Wentworth Road, Tanque Verde Road will change names to Redington Road. At the boundary of the Coronado National Forest, the surface of Redington Road will change ...

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Rincon Mountains

The Rincon Mountains are home to a small population of black bears. To prevent these bears from associating food with humans, bear- proof storage containers are provided at all six designated campgrounds. Store all scented items, including food, garbage or toiletries, inside these bear-proof containers. Improperly stored items may lead ...

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Turkey Creek Trail

Length: 4.6 miles Hiking Time: 2.5 hours Highest point: 7280 feet Lowest point: 4500 feet Trail goes uphill This description assumes that you start hiking at the end of the 4WD road, 1.5 miles past the sign that marks the official start of the Turkey Creek Trail. The first part of the trail runs along ...

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Douglas Spring Trail

The Douglas Spring Trailhead is located at the east end of Speedway Boulevard and is accessible 24 hours per day. Due to this easy access, vehicle break-ins have occurred at this trailhead. Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle visible or otherwise. Many wilderness users choose to have a friend ...

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