Vertical Cliffs Trail to Abington Trail Loop

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Saguaro National Park

Vertical Cliffs Trail to Abington Trail Loop is a 6.1 kilometer lightly 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.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 77 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
no shade
rocky
19 days ago

bugs
no shade
21 days ago

Last or first mile or so depending on your direction is wash. There isn’t a lot of shade other than a couple of places in the wash. We did it early morning and it was nice. Saw a couple of other hikers and a couple on horseback. Will do again. Saguaros are just starting to bloom.

nice trail rocky.end up in the wash. nice views

This took longer than it should have for me, I took a lot of pictures, purposely left a trail to investigate, and made a wrong turn. But incredibly beautiful and the cactus are starting to bloom.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Nice.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice, easy to follow. Quiet and peaceful.

3 months ago

Fun hike thru the Suguaro park, incredible views

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

Nice Loop through a little visited area of Saguaro National Park West. Take the Vertical Cliffs trail (counterclockwise) which follows old Jeep roads. At the far end is a nice stream RD with a windmill. From here the trail heads back east mainly following a wash for the last mile. Great views of town.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice Trail but you do need this app to be able to complete the loop for the Vertical Cliff Trail we walked this morning. Many off shoot trails and not every Junction was marked.

recorded Recording - Apr 20, 09:34 AM

hiking
no shade
Sat Apr 20 2019

running
Thu Feb 21 2019

The trail is very easy to get to and is incredibly well marked. The first portion is rocky but smaller loose rocks so not too hard on the feet. There are tons of different options but for this marked trail the last mile or so is through a wash. So if hiking through sand is not your thing, you can cut back across to the original trail. There are a couple of scenic views but for the most part you are immersed in the desert. Will definitely come back but probably not one of my favorites.

Sun Feb 25 2018

Quite scenic, especially western end of northern part of loop. The last eastern mile of the southern part of the loop is a sandy wash. The last mile of road to the trailhead is unpaved but in good condition.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

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