Picture Rocks Wash Trail

Saguaro National Park (West) - Tucson Mountain District, Arizona

Distance3.7mi
Elevation Gain569ft
Trailhead Elevation2,674ft
Top2,676ft
Elevation Min/Max2237/2676ft
Elevation Start/End2674/2674ft

Picture Rocks Wash Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Ironwood Forest Trail, Coyote Pass Trail, Ringtail Trail, Brittlebush Trail and Prophecy Wash Trail.

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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Saguaro National Park (West) - Tucson Mountain District
Nearby City
Saguaro National Park (West) - Tucson Mountain District
Parks
Easy
Skill Level
Saguaro National Park, 3693 S. Old Spanish Rd., Tucson 85730 (520) 733-5158 www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm
Local Contacts
USGS Avra, Jaynes National Geographic: Saguaro National Park
Local Maps

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Nov 2018