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Martha's Butte Off-Trail Route

EASY 10 reviews

Martha's Butte Off-Trail Route is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona that offers scenic views 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
59 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


off trail

no shade

historic site

Part of the NPS "Off the Beaten Path Hikes", there is no trail and route finding skills will be used. This hike takes you to a petroglyph site at the base of a feature called Martha's Butte. The origin of the name is unknown.

no shade
washed out
4 days ago

No signs/trail but it was easy and enjoyable. Did in March.

Follow the wash northwest and you will see the butte eventually.

Website says 1 mile but that’s one way.

Saw three petroglyphs pretty clearly.

3 months ago

Petroglyphs are amazing. Easy walk.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Wonderful hike! So worth it, you must go around it to see the petroglyphs.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Short, easy off trail hike recommended by the National Park Service. You will pick up Martha's Butte fairly quickly in the hike, so it is not difficult to find. Suggest that you go around Martha's Butte for more petroglyphs and views. Note: No shade.

10 months ago

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Friday, March 25, 2016