Hope Camp

Tucson, Arizona

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A day hike through the hills south of Tanque Verde Ridge. This hike follows an old road through some of the newly-acquired lands at the south end of Saguaro National Park. Although it lacks spectacular scenery, this area receives few visitors and offers a good chance to find some solitude among the cacti. The route wanders past several cow camps that hark back to the glory days of cowboying, and visits dense stands of saguaro. The camps mentioned here are old cow camps, where dilapidated windmills and concrete water troughs are all that remain. Camping is not allowed in this part of the park.

Hope Camp Professional Review and Guide

"A day hike through the hills south of Tanque Verde Ridge. This hike follows an old road through some of the newly-acquired lands at the south end of Saguaro National Park. Although it lacks spectacular scenery, this area receives few visitors and offers a good chance to find some solitude among the cacti.

The route wanders past several cow camps that hark back to the glory days of cowboying, and visits dense stands of saguaro. The camps mentioned here are old cow camps, where dilapidated windmills and concrete water troughs are all that remain. Camping is not allowed in this part of the park."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 5.6
Elevation Gain: 240 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 3,050 feet
Top Elevation: 3,320 feet
Local Contacts: Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District
Local Maps: USGS Tanque Verde Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Hope Camp

Recent Trail Reviews

2/14/2008
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Did this trail on a rather windy day and enjoyed it nevertheless. Once Deer Camp is passed, the landscape is very diverse and there are beautyful Saguaros and barrel cacti. Later on, one has a good view over the Rincon Valley towards the west and what I liked specifically was the view towards the south once the North Hope Camp trail gains some elevation. In addition, I did the "Ridge View Trail" on my way back to the trail head; this trail offers additional good views over the Rincon Valley.



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May 2018