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Distance:
1.0 Mile / 1.6 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Saguaro National Park
Town:
Tucson, Arizona
Directions:
32.289601, -111.208489
Added:
January 08, 2019
Updated:
January 08, 2019
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75 '

Total Change
96 '

Ascent
97 '

Descent

This section of the Cactus Wren Trail at Saguaro National Park is a 1 mile out-and-back hike from Signal Hill and north into the Saguaro National Park backcountry.

This trail technically runs for a couple of miles north and eventually ends at the northwest corner at the edge of Saguaro National Park; however, if you're looking for a short hike with great views beyond Signal Hill, this hike is for you.

The trailhead can be found at the top of Signal Hill, so you'll need to hike in on that first. The trail immediately descends from Signal Hill and then climbs another small hill right after. As you descend from the 2nd hill, the trail meanders by cacti and desert brush before reaching an intersection with a wash - or temporary creek. When you reach the wash crossing, head directly across the trail to find the continuation of the Cactus Wren Trail - it can be a bit tricky.

Hike the trail for as little or as long as you'd like - the views are generally the same once the trail levels out.

Views: The best views along this trail can be found on the immediate uphill climb after descending from Signal Hill, so you don't need to go far to get great views.

Explore 4 trails near Tucson, AZ
  1. Parking

    32.289601, -111.208489
  2. Main Trailhead

    32.291226, -111.208364
  3. Wash crossing - continue straight across

    32.294308, -111.208825
    Wash crossing - continue straight across
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1.0 mile / 1.6 km
Trail added
January 08, 2019
Hiked on
January 05, 2019
Updated on
January 08, 2019
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
January 05, 2019
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