Hieroglyphic Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
DO NO PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD! YOU WILL GET TOWED! Park in the parking lot area. At the end of the trail are petroglyphs and small waterfalls in early spring.
Quite the simple and fun trail if you normally hike, even if you don't hike that often I'd suggest this one. Not at all difficult, just go early in the morning before the heat settles in.
30 weeks pregnant and thought this was a great hike for my current ability. Saw a Gila monster! But bugs galore!
This is a nice hike while the sun is setting and is cooler temps. Easy enough for my wife who is 30 weeks pregnant. LOTS of pestering flies; must be due to the pots of water found towards the end of the hike. Bring bug repellent to retain your sanity!
it was easy fun hike. took my 12 year old son and he though it was easy, pretty flat but hot hot as the sun came up. definitely bring water.
We did this trail at night when there was a full moon. It was awesome...I liked how the terrain would change. Getting to the end at the pools and seeing the petroglyphs was really cool.
Nice hike, but I would call this a highly trafficked trail. Lots of kids, dogs and out-of-towner's. Noisy and busy at the falls.
Not a hard hike but very exposed so make sure you have plenty of water. Must wind through neighborhoods to get to trailhead. Make sure to use gps getting there.
Nice easy day hike. Great time of year to be on the trail, lots of wild life. Need to find a way to stop people from writing on walls!