Signal Hill Trail

Tucson, Arizona 85743

Signal Hill Trail

Signal Hill Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Signal Hill Trail is a short walk to a hill with a 360-degree view of the northern Tucson Mountains, as well as fine examples of ancient petroglyphs. This very short trail leads to the top of a small hill with a fine collection of petroglyphs.

There are two main types of rock art: pictographs, which are painted onto the rock, and petroglyphs such as these, which are pecked or carved into the rock. Although some people have the impression that petroglyphs are casual doodling, stone is actually a difficult medium to work, somewhat harder than doodling on a pad of paper."

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A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A short walk to a hill with a 360-degree view of the northern Tucson Mountains, as well as fine examples of ancient petroglyphs. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water." Read more

Signal Hill Trail Reviews

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1/15/2010
Very short trail with some petroglyphs. We were expecting to see more but you can only get up close to them at the top of the hill so you can't see most of them up close. We were there at sunset and the views in the park were beautiful. Prettier than the East park
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Trail Information

Tucson
Nearby City
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Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
0.5 hour
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Saguaro National Park, 3693 S. Old Spanish Rd., Tucson 85730 (520) 733-5158 www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm
Local Contacts
USGS Avra; National Geographic: Saguaro National Park
Local Maps

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Dec 2018