Rocky and beautiful!

Great hike - enough length and elevation change for a decent workout, wildflowers everywhere and expansive, 360 degree views from the top.

Easy to hike with good elevation gain. You can park at sanctuary cove and head to the trailhead which is right by Sundance event center. There really is no hiking at the trailhead so you have to walk about 100 yards from Sanctuary cove parking.

Nice easy, quick hike.

Great workout for such a short hike. Nice views, too.
Directions in description are inaccurate! (They lead you to someone’s private residence.) Park at Sanctuary Cove instead, but begin your hike along Scenic Road. The Scenic trailhead is at the end of the road, just passed Star Dance. (No parking is permitted at the dead end/trailhead or Star Dance.)

A good third of the trail is in a wash. Didn’t care for trudging through it.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The trail is confusing and without the All Trails map (download it - service is spotty) I’d have definitely been lost. Beautiful saguaro forest, some lovely views, and an easy trek. Didn’t enjoy the section along the wash but it was relatively short lived.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This trail is NOT dog friendly! I drove over an hour to get here with my dogs and was not allowed to hike! Also, the park has a $15 entrance fee

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

This was a great short (2.9miles) trail from trailhead by sanctuary cove. Beautiful, bit of elevation. Rocky but not difficult.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

all wash.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Not a big fan of walking in the wash.... decent scenery though

Saturday, February 11, 2017

We enjoyed this easy hike. Getting to it from Sanctuary Cove was just as beautiful and added a little distance to the hike.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

For a first time "hiker" I found this trail not marked to clearly and when I got to the main road I had no idea of where to go, decided to back track in order to make sure I found my car!! Overall was very enjoyable and would recommend to any beginner!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful Saguaro everywhere we looked. Perfect hike for beginners.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

This a an easy trail and a nice way to enter the Saguaro Natioanl Park wilderness. We started at the base of Picture Rocks and took the Cam-Boh to the Ironwood to the Brittlebush Wash to the Thunderbird to the El Camino del Cerro trailhead. When we were in the Bittlebush Wash, we missed where the trail left the wash to head east to the Thunderbird. We took that wash probably 1.5 miles until it was pretty clear we were off the trail. Retraced our steps and bushwacked to refind the trail. It was useful having the topographical print out to identify the double humped features of the hill where we should have taken the right turn off the wash. Beautiful day and didn't mind the extra walking. My wife was taken with the rocks in the wash.

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Monday, March 07, 2016

The Ironwood Forest Trail can be accessed from the Cam-Boh Trail near Picture Rocks Road or south from the Picture Rocks Wash. I prefer using this trail as part of a loop. The loop is approximately 3.7 miles beginning with the Cam-Boh Trail, Ironwood Forest Trail, Picture Rocks Wash Trail, Ringtail Trail, and back to the Cam-Boh Trail.

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

This is a short and very well-maintained trail within Saguaro National Park. There are a few short sections where you ascend / descend steps, but overall, it's fairly flat.

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