Signal Hill Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Didn't encounter one other person on it this afternoon. Fantastic petroglyphs, easy hike! There was a sweet little squirrel eating flowers nearby..unperturbed by humans and a horny toad. Can extend this and hike a great loop with the Cactus Wren & Manville trails. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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1 month ago

Awesome prehistoric art. Short trail, kid friendly.

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no shade
1 month ago

We took the trail to the right and walked out 2 miles, turned around and came back. So we didn't do the loop we did an out-and-back. Enoy doing the out and back because it doesn't take you along Manville Road and all the automotive noise.

2 months ago

Short and easy trail but there are stairs involved to see the petroglyphs. Be sure to look at the rocks on the way up as they are filled with petroglyphs.

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no shade
4 months ago

recorded Signal Hill Trail

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Cool petroglyphs!

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rocky
9 months ago

Very short, but scenic and with cool petroglyphs. Easy for kids.

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rocky
Sun May 19 2019

Cool petroglyphs and off roading.

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Mon May 13 2019

This is just a short scenic hike on an easy to follow trail up to see the petroglyphs on Signal Hill. Lots of posted warnings about African Bees but I didn’t have any problem.

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Fri Apr 05 2019

Short, easy hike. Nice views. Interesting historic site.

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rocky
Tue Mar 26 2019

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Tue Mar 12 2019

This is a very short trail that goes up a small incline to a scenic overlook and petroglyphs. We went in mid March on a weekday, so I was surprised to see a large number of people. I would think that spring on the weekends would be even more busy. The trail can be found down a bumpy dirt road. Be careful on your choice of vehicle for this. The drivers of some ‘fancier’ cars seemed less than comfortable on the road. The trailhead starts at a picnic area with a vault toilet and numerous grill pits. It’s difficult to identify which is the correct trail, but many end up joining as you progress. The trail is dirt with some rocky stairs leading up to the top area, where the petroglyphs can be found. I enjoyed this trail but it’s less of a hike and more of a short walk. The desert landscape was beautiful and I was surprised how close you can get to the petroglyphs. Don’t forget to visit the Red Hills visitor center to pay the entrance fees first. It’s not too far, but it’d be frustrating to get all the way to the hike and then need to go all the way back out.

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Sun Mar 03 2019

This short (0.25 mile) trail is a climb up a hill to see dozens of petroglyphs. The trail is short but steep with a lot of stairs. The view from the top is nice!

Sat Feb 09 2019

Great, easy trail in February. Was a bit windy at the petroglyphs but the views were nice.

Thu Mar 22 2018

Nice panoramic views and an easy way to experience sacred rock drawings

Tue Mar 06 2018

Great sun sets with petroglyphs

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Thu Jan 25 2018

A short hike to iconic petroglyphs. It can be very crowded.

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Wed Sep 06 2017

Easy trail, petroglyphs are nice to see, also a nice area to do some birding.

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Tue Jul 04 2017

neat trail, watch out for the rattle snake warning signs....

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Mon May 22 2017

Super east trail. Perfect for small kids.

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Fri May 05 2017

Super short but the petroglyphs are really cool.

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Tue Jan 17 2017

The view of the saguaros is fantastic and the ancient petroglyphs were really cool. I'd never seen anything like that before. The trail itself is short and very easy. It's more of a sightseeing experience than a hike so go with that in mind. Would definitely go again.

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Sat Oct 01 2016

Nice trail to catch some ancient Indian petroglyphs.

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Wed Apr 23 2014

Short trail across a wash and up a rocky hill to a nice view. Evidence of Indian activity is obvious.

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Thu Jan 02 2014

This is a short easy hike to a rock outcropping that features several very interesting petroglyphs.

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