Cactus Wren Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
#25 of 44 trails in

Cactus Wren Trail is a 4 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
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
7 days 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.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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.