Hieroglyphic Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, AZ that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hieroglyphic Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. At the end of the trail are petroglyphs and small waterfalls in early spring.
Beautiful views, easy trail, makes for an amazing saturday morning.
An easy climb on a clearly marked, heavily traveled trail. Very picturesque. Good exercise for older or beginning hikers. Leisurely, three hour walk if you stop occasionally to take in the views. Mostly uphill on the way in, and then downhill on the way back out.
This was a great trail to take with the dog. Not so easy, it was boring, but wasn't brutal for this out of shape girl who spent too much time in air conditioning over the summer. Will be my go-to when I just need to get out of the house.
Gorgeous views. More of a moderate hike uphill on rocky terrain. Busy on a weekend morning. People need to pick up after their dogs.
Beautiful trail, I would say it's a moderate difficulty as opposed to easy. You're walking through an empty, rocky river bed... the incline on the way in can be a bit rough and slippery with all the rocks, but overall a very nice hike.
This is not an EASY Hike, should be rate as moderate. Trail is a constant upward hike to trail end. Lots of loose rocks on trail. Must climb over rock slabs. Mountain views outstanding especially after rains. Able to get up close to view hieroglyphics.
First hike of the season. Great views and a good starter.
Great trail! Good gradual incline keeps your heart pumping. We saw an Eastern collared lizard who stopped to let us take some photos. :) The last half mile is the most difficult, but not bad at all... totally worth the views and the petroglyphs at the end. Keep an eye out for the balanced rock towards the end... you can even hike up to it via some pretty steep switchbacks if you're feeling adventurous. Take more water than you think you need, especially if it's warmer. Overall, a great experience. We will be back!
Perfect hike with my three school aged children! Can't wait to go back in the spring when the water is running at the top.
Great easy solo hike
Great treat at the end of the trail in seeing the petroglyphs.
good for beginners
Love this trail!! Good with dogs and a few bottles of water and a smile!
Great trail! Nice incline. Great reward along the way!
One of my favorites- but of climbing but nothing too bad
Nice incline on this trail. Good workout. Scenery is nice especially when you get up into the mountain. I am new to hiking, this was definitely beginner friendly. Will do this trail again.