Picture Rocks Wash Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Saguaro National Park (West) - Tucson Mountain District. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 2,674 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 569 feet.
Picture Rocks Wash Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This hike leads you through a beautiful saguaro cactus forest in Sonoran Desert hills, using the Ironwood Forest and Picture Rocks Wash Trails. These trails are in the northern portion of the Tucson Mountains, in Saguaro National Park West. This easy hike through rolling Sonoran Desert foothills starts out on the Cam-Boh Trail. Cross Picture Rocks Road and follow the trail down the wash. Almost immediately, the Ringtail Trail forks left; stay right on the Cam-Boh Trail, which parallels the nearby Picture Rocks Road. Next, turn left on the Ironwood Forest Trail, which heads south and climbs gradually through the low desert foothills. You are walking through the Lower Sonoran life zone, characterized by saguaro, cholla, and barrel cactus; green-barked paloverde trees; and creosote bush. Watch for small saguaros nearly hidden in the shade of their nurse trees, usually paloverde."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Easy Day Hikes: Tucson (Falcon Guides).
"A hike through a beautiful saguaro cactus forest through Sonoran Desert hills, using the Ironwood Forest and Picture Rocks Wash Trails. These trails are in the northern portion of the Tucson Mountains, in Saguaro National Park West. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water."
--Bruce Grubbs, A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains (Falcon Guides).
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