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Split into the separate Rincon Mountain and Tucson Mountain Districts, the dry Sonoran Desert is still home to much life in six biotic communities. Beyond the namesake Giant Saguaro cacti, there are barrel cactus, cholla cactus, and prickly pears, as well as the Lesser Long-nosed Bat, Spotted Owl, and javelinas.

Not my favorite hike, the trail was sandy and not very compacted. Would be excellent on a horse, but on foot it was irritating and slow progressing. The views were excellent though.

hiking
2 days ago

Would not consider this trail hard, moderate at the most maybe even easy.

hiking
2 days ago

A fairly easy stroll through the desert with great scenery.

I'm new to Tucson and new to hiking.... I didn't complete this trail (when I hiked it late November) because as I got into the shady hills it was pretty chilly. I will say that although there's an incline of 2000 ft, it really doesn't feel too crazy. It's a very gradual incline. I cannot wait to hike this again, I stopped a lot to turn around and vocally said "wow" multiple times haha. But beware of rocks, when you go down, it's a little hard not to fall if you like going fast. I definitely recommend this trail!

hiking
12 days ago

I enjoyed this hike! Was a little challenging on the way out but was a good workout! Definitely want to come back out and try some sort of loop.

Beautiful and easy

I had been on the Sweetwater and King Canyon trails on the way to Wasson Peak in the past. This past weekend, I took this one (Hugh Norris). In my humble opinion, this is the most scenic way to Wasson peak. I simply couldn't stop taking pictures along the way. In fact, I took so many pictures, I didn't have time to go all the way to the end of the trail. So I've only seen about the first two miles. The incline is pretty reasonable for the part I did. Can't wait to see the rest!

went to the visitors center, staff was very helpful. The trails are located inside of Saguaro Natural park. The 9 mile loop is a driveable scenic route, and was $10 per car pass good for 7 days!. I drove down to Mica view picnic area. There is a nice paved trail that leads to other unpaved trails along inside of that area. went before sunset. It was beautiful and quiet out there. On the trail I had the privileged if seeing a Jackrabbit! a pretty big one too! had a relaxing time.

walking
1 month ago

Very flat 92% of the way with a beautiful paved-like trail that's natural. Would love to do it again and wander the different sections in this national park. Go early for the cooler weather.

Great family hike, some great saguaros!

Nice short hike

This is a great little hike with some beautiful desert views.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful. It just gets better as you go.

Good views of saguaro cactii

off road driving
2 months ago

Desert vegetation in full bloom can be seen on this trail untouched by mankind and in full swing in spring.

hiking
2 months ago

Chola trail was our favorite