Cactus Wren Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#32 of 51 trails in

Cactus Wren Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Avra, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
16 hours ago

Only hiked in part due to time constraints- hiked up signal hill to see the view from up high and the petroglyphs (petroglyphs are why I gave it 3 stars instead of 4). The view and the sheer amount of cacti deserve 4 stars. Hiked it once but would choose to experience another hike should I ever make it back to Saguaro National Park.

3 months ago

This was an excellent hike. The trail is flat after a short walk down from Signal Hill. There was a lot of cactus debris on the trail, so we spent a good amount of time with our eyes on the trail. The views are fantastic and we did see some wildlife; lizards, rabbits and a diamondback right in the middle of the trail! There is no shade on this hike, so go early to beat the heat.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail starts at the end of Signal Hill and is very flat. I walked it for ~ 1 mile due to time constraints. Great views of Saguaros, especially around sunset. We only saw one other person on the trail who was walking with his dog. Would recommend walking a portion if not the entire loop.

trail running
Friday, May 05, 2017

It's an mostly flat, easy hike with really great views of saguaros. Didn't see anybody else on the trail.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This trail starts out with the trail to the petroglyphs at Signal Hill. Once you leave that, you'll have the trail to yourselves. This is an incredibly beautiful trail. It is an easy walk through the Sonoran desert saguaro cactus forest. When we hiked this trail we met only one other hiker on the entire trail. It would rate a five star except the western section (which is actually the Manville Trail) parallels a road so there was good amount of vehicle noise. Also, the last half mile or so is in a wash that is open to horses so that section of the trail is pretty torn up making the walk through loose sand a bit annoying. But both those complaints pale compared to the beauty and isolation of the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017