Explore the most popular trails in Picture Rocks Community Center&District Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 month ago

This is a very short trail that goes up a small incline to a scenic overlook and petroglyphs.

We went in mid March on a weekday, so I was surprised to see a large number of people. I would think that spring on the weekends would be even more busy.

The trail can be found down a bumpy dirt road. Be careful on your choice of vehicle for this. The drivers of some ‘fancier’ cars seemed less than comfortable on the road.

The trailhead starts at a picnic area with a vault toilet and numerous grill pits. It’s difficult to identify which is the correct trail, but many end up joining as you progress.

The trail is dirt with some rocky stairs leading up to the top area, where the petroglyphs can be found.

I enjoyed this trail but it’s less of a hike and more of a short walk. The desert landscape was beautiful and I was surprised how close you can get to the petroglyphs.

Don’t forget to visit the Red Hills visitor center to pay the entrance fees first. It’s not too far, but it’d be frustrating to get all the way to the hike and then need to go all the way back out.

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1 month ago

This short (0.25 mile) trail is a climb up a hill to see dozens of petroglyphs. The trail is short but steep with a lot of stairs. The view from the top is nice!

Great, easy trail in February. Was a bit windy at the petroglyphs but the views were nice.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nice panoramic views and an easy way to experience sacred rock drawings

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Great sun sets with petroglyphs

hiking
Thursday, January 25, 2018

A short hike to iconic petroglyphs. It can be very crowded.

bird watching
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Easy trail, petroglyphs are nice to see, also a nice area to do some birding.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

neat trail, watch out for the rattle snake warning signs....

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Super east trail. Perfect for small kids.

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Super short but the petroglyphs are really cool.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The view of the saguaros is fantastic and the ancient petroglyphs were really cool. I'd never seen anything like that before. The trail itself is short and very easy. It's more of a sightseeing experience than a hike so go with that in mind. Would definitely go again.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice trail to catch some ancient Indian petroglyphs.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Short trail across a wash and up a rocky hill to a nice view. Evidence of Indian activity is obvious.

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

This is a short easy hike to a rock outcropping that features several very interesting petroglyphs.

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