Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Trails in Saguaro

Hope Camp Trail

(5.6 mile round-trip) This trail heads east from the Camino Loma Alta Trailhead and parallels riparian areas. It offers spectacular views of Tanque Verde Ridge and Rincon Peak. This trail passes by two abandoned line camps (closed to entry), with windmills, water towers and storage tanks. The trail ends ...

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Hugh Norris Trail

(West Saguaro). An eleven mile round-trip that leads to the summit of Wasson Peak, gaining over 2000 feet of elevation in the process. This trail passes through some beautiful desert landscape and provides excellent views. ...

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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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King Canyon Trail

The trailhead and parking area for this hike are directly across Kinney Road from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, two miles east of the Red Hills Visitor Center. The first .9 miles is a gradual climb up to Mam-AGah Picnic Area, which was named after a Tohono O?odham Indian Chief. ...

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Loma Verde Loop

(3 miles round trip) Begin at the Loma Verde Trailhead Time: 2 hours Elevation Gain: 60 feet From the Loma Verde Trailhead, take the Loma Verde Trail north through a grove of mature mesquite trees. Beyond a large, sandy wash you?ll climb a bluff onto the bajada, the Spanish word for a gravel plain at the base ...

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Manning Camp Trail

Length: 1.0 miles Hiking Time: 0.5 hours Highest point: 7920 feet Lowest point: 7480 feet Trail goes downhill After leaving the cabin at Manning Camp, this trail segment passes by the campsites and then continues down the hill to the southwest. A couple of minutes in a trail takes off to the left at an ...

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Mica View Loop

(2 miles round trip) Begin at the Mica View Picnic Area Time: 1 hour From the Mica View Picnic Area, go north on the Mica View Trail. Look carefully to see many young saguaros under their palo verde ?nurse trees?. Turn right on the Shantz Trail and another quick right on the ...

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North Hope Trail

North Hope Trail (.6 mile roundtrip) This trail begins north of Hope Camp and parallels the State Trust Land boundary. It is a level trail that offers desert ...

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Ridge View Trail

(1.6 miles round-trip) This trail begins just east of the Camino Loma Alta Trailhead. It climbs to a turnaround with a scenic view of the rocky side canyons of Tanque Verde Ridge and the Rincon ...

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Ringtail Trail

The Ringtail Trail provides access to numerous trails in the eastern part of the Tucson Mountain District. Several different loop opportunities exist using CamBoh Trail, Mule Deer Trail, Ironwood Forest Trail or Picture Rocks Wash Trail. The terrain varies from fairly level, to gently rolling to moderately steep. Use ...

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Sendero Esperanza Trail

This trailhead is approximately 6 miles from the Red Hills Visitor Center, 1.5 miles east of the intersection of Hohokam Road and Golden Gate Road. The first mile of trail follows the sandy path of an old mine road. The next .7 mile climbs a series of switchbacks to ...

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Signal Hill Petroglyphs Trail

This easy climb takes you to dozens of petroglyphs scattered around a rocky hilltop. The trail zigzags up a small hill just north of Signal Hill Picnic Area, which is located off Golden Gate Road, 5 miles from the Red Hills Visitor Center.The trail is rough and uneven in ...

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Sweetwater Trail

The Sweetwater Trail is the only access to Wasson Peak from the eastern side of the Tucson Mountains. The trailhead is located at the western end of El Camino del Cerro Road. The trail climbs 3.4 miles to a ridge where it ends at the King Canyon Trail. To ...

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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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Tanque Verde Ridge Trail

The Tanque Verde Ridge Trailhead is located off the park?s scenic loop drive, within the Javelina Picnic Area. Vehicle access to the Tanque Verde Ridge Trailhead is available from 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily. The scenic loop drive is closed and locked ...

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