Petroglyphs at King Canyon

MODERATE 4 reviews

Petroglyphs at King Canyon is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May.

2.2 miles
291 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips


historic site

3 months ago

My daughter and I set out to hike the wash and loop back to the Kings Canyon Trailhead via Gould Mine. However, our outing was cut short due to a swarm of bees in and around the east rock wall at the petroglyphs. Please be careful at this site! (We informed the visitor center.)

4 months ago

We enjoyed this hike especially because the sun was behind clouds he second half of the trip and we ended up hiking another 3/4 mile past where the petroglyphs were. The rest of the King Canyon trail is quite beautiful. It looks like it ends but if you climb over the rocks you'll see the trail continues on up to the old gold mine. There's more climbing over rocks when you get up there and you can continue on and hook up to the gold mine trail for a total of a 6 mile hike if you want to! It was warm even the first week of March. A cool breeze and some cloud cover made it especially nice on our hike!

2 months ago

4 months ago