Cam Boh, Prophency Wash, Picture Rocks Wash, and Ironwood Forest Trail Loop

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Saguaro National Park

Cam Boh, Prophency Wash, Picture Rocks Wash, and Ironwood Forest Trail Loop is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length3.2 miElevation gain236 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyNo shadeHistoric siteFeeNo dogs
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This trail can ONLY be accessed via Saguaro National Park. Please do not attempt to access the trail outside of the park as the surrounding area is private property. Saguaro National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45.

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Diane Zimmerman
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McCory James
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Flat, lots of variety of cactus

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Angela Kernell
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Beautiful views of the valley and mountains through the saguaro forest. There were also some really interesting purple rock formations. ended up at about 3.7 miles.

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Joan Crooks
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william McKee
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Anjela Bradstreet
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HikingNo shade

This trail has some pretty elements to it. A portion of this is walking through washes. If you want a hard packed trail better keep looking.

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gary burlak
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Some of the wash was loose sand/pebbles, like walking on a beach. The rest of the trail was awesome, great views.

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Michael West
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Jillian Sheridan
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We took a couple little detours and ended up clocking 3.8 miles. We noticed petroglyphs in the “canyon area” of the wash. Trail was easy to follow. Grannie used hiking poles (which I recommended if you have any balance issues over loose rock). Our toddler walked about 2-2.5 miles of it. No shade. Decent parking for 10-15 cars. Have your National Park pass displayed since this is part of the NPS.

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Michael Priday
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Joan Crooks
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Moravia Costanza
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Teresa Green
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Nice easy trail. Beautiful scenery. Some wash walking. Loads of saguaros.

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Scott Krueger
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Danielle Tafoya
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Lots of wash walking. Super neat way of the cross walk.

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Diane Zimmerman
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Anjela Bradstreet
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Joan Crooks
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Michael Priday
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Michael Nolan
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Didn’t see a single person! Lost the trail several times past the Gila monster mine. Not well marked. Overcast skies but not windy. Temps in the low 70’s

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Cathy Dobbins
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Lots of wash walking. Canyon was beautiful. The Way of the Cross was a special bonus.

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Georgene Porter
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Lexy Scott
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Hiking

Great trail, better for horses (deep sand and rocks) . Great little detours along the way, petroglyphs and a holy cross garden....... stunning cacti.

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Greg Rowley
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Hiking with Ruth. Did as loop but would do as out and back next time. Cross the road and follow signs.

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William Rice
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Good. maybe a little boring. views weren't anything special. Easy hike for the distance.

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Michael Nolan
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Perfect day mid 60’s light wind and light overcast, mostly blue sky!

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Ali Ali
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Good workout in that wash, great scenery. I did it clock wise, which was great because it was easier towards the end :)

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Haley Mitchell
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Becky R
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We did the portion north of Picture Rocks Rd, and had to turn around due to limited daylight time. This portion of the trail is 100% wash, very sandy and gravelly. It forced us to walk slowly, and we kept tripping on medium-sized rocks that were hidden amongst the gravel. It was shadowy and dark without many interesting views. It's also worth noting that this portion of the trail is not even on the trail map for Saguaro West National Park. Maybe the Ring Tail part of the trail is better, but I don't think I'll find out. This is the only trail I haven't loved in Tucson so far -- I recommend choosing a different one.

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