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Best trails in Saguaro National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Saguaro National Park, Arizona? AllTrails has 65 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 32 moderate trails in Saguaro National Park ranging from 0.7 to 20.8 miles and from 2,214 to 7,014 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Set on two separate sides of the city of Tuscon, Saguaro National Park showcases the Sonoran Desert. The two districts, Rincon Mountain and Tucson Mountain, offer stunning desert landscapes, petroglyphs of the ancient Hohokam people, and an abundance of cacti. The park is open to bikes and pedestrians 24 hours a day. In the Tucson Mountain District (west), the park is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset daily (Actual times vary throughout the year). The Rincon Mountain District (east), the park is open to vehicles from 6:00 a.m. (if staffing permits, gates may open earlier) to sunset daily. Fees: Entrance fee paid for admission to Saguaro National Park is good for seven days and includes both the Tucson Mountain District (West) and the Rincon Mountain District (East) Weekly Pass - $25.00/vehicle Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit. Weekly Pass - $20.00/motorcycle Admits one single motorcycle. Organized groups are not eligible for the motorcycle permit. Individual Weekly Pass - $15.00/person Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Individuals 15 years or younger are admitted free of charge.
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Map of trails in Saguaro National Park
Park information
Acreage
91439 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Top trails (65)
#1 - Wasson Peak via King Canyon and Hugh Norris Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Great views, plenty of wildlife, and the high point of the Tucson Mountains. This hike follows King Canyon Trail to the junction with Sweetwater Trail, then to Wasson Peak. All trailheads are clearlyShow more
#2 - Bridal Wreath Falls Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Good after some rain. After April the falls may not have waterShow more
#3 - King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#4 - Wasson Peak via Sweetwater Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
This is one of a few routes leading to Wasson Peak. Leaving El Camino Del Cerro trailhead, you will follow Sweetwater Trail until you meet the junction with King Canyon Trail. The signs at this intersShow more
#5 - Douglas Spring, Bridal Wreath Falls, Three Tank, Garwood Loop
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
Douglas Spring, Bridal Wreath Falls, Three Tank, Garwood Loop is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. ThShow more
#6 - Hugh Norris Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
Hugh Norris Trail is a 9.8 mile out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and horses and Show more
#7 - Douglas Spring Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 9 h 13 m
Easy trail with waterfall view This is an excellent introductory hike for someone who normally doesnt get out there. You can negotiate the trail with ease in a pair of tennis shoes, but hiking boots Show more
#8 - Mica View Loop Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Mica View Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#9 - Tanque Verde Ridge Trail
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 20 mi • Est. 11 h 50 m
Tanque Verde Ridge Trail is a 20 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Show more
#10 - Petroglyphs at King Canyon
Saguaro National Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Petroglyphs at King Canyon is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, andShow more
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