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Address: Saguaro West, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
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Quick and relatively easy trail up to some petroglyphs

We hiked this roughly half mile long trail from the signal Hill parking lot. It was an easy hike, some stairs. Not wheelchair friendly. There were some larger steps. The view from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brenna R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked this roughly half mile long trail from the signal Hill parking lot. It was an easy hike, some stairs. Not wheelchair friendly. There were some larger steps. The view from the top was quite nice and there were some nice petroglyphs. It was one of the more highly recommended hikes in the park, and after doing many of... More 

Thank Brenna R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike! We went with a few hikers(casual to experienced). Lots or great views as you wind around the mountain peak. The best views are when you get to the top of the mountain. You can see in most directions for miles! The petroglyphs are cool to see as well, but sadly you can see a lot of wear and... More 

Thank Katie W
Bayfield, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

These Petroglyphs are not easy to see, as many of them have been placed at the top of a rocky mound. Once you take the steep, but short climb, there are a few more, closer to the trail. I often wonder how much longer they will survive. Please respect the signs and stay off the rocks. It's a wonder and... More 

Thank reekas
tucson az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great, short hike in the Saguaro National Park-West.There are lots of steps built into a well-maintained trail that leads up a mountain to the picture rocks. These petroglyphs are easy to see although climbing on the rocks where they are is prohibited. There aren't tons of them but if you hike around the trails in other areas... More 

Thank krlynn
New York, United States
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I preferred some of the other trails in the park, but this was great and short. It is a bit up and down, but not hard. The view at the end is sweeping, plus you have the ancient art on the rocks. Once you pay to enter the park, the trails are included.

Thank Daniel V
Tustin, California
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was excited to take this hike, because I have seen petroglyphs in New Mexico and I could walk right up to them to see them. The Signal Hill hike is a short hike to some petroglyphs, but you are not allowed to get close to them. You have to look at them from a distance and it is hard... More 

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

At the top of Signal Hill Trail (not wheelchair accessible) are petroglyphs. It is worth the hike up, if you are interested in prehistoric drawings. The trail to the summit includes steep steps hewn out of rock, so you have to be reasonably fit to hike this trail. There is also a sign that rattle snakes are in the area,... More 

Thank Andi55_13
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We did this short walk to see the petroglyphs and were not disappointed. Hard to get to on dirt desert roads, but worth the effort. Good informational signage

Thank katrajo
Tappahannock, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Several trail and hike choices presented themselves as we left the visitor center and we also wanted a great desert location to enjoy our picnic lunch al fresco. Took the loop drive which is a gravel dirt road that has three trailheads, Signal Hill is the latest one on this partial one way road. The parking is scattered around a... More 

Thank northernneckinn
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It isn't often that you can drive almost right up to an important Native American archaeological site. Past the visitors center on the west side of Tucson is an unpaved but drivable loop road with this trail. It's less than a half mile, tho there are many steps to climb up and down. My 80 yo mother did it with... More 

Thank Pat S

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