Hike Signal Hill Trail

Rate this Adventure 0.6 miles 46 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Lucas Bremer

Quick and scenic hike near Tucson.

A popular trail in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, Signal Hill is a highlight of the park with a small summit to a boulder field with many petroglyphs and views for several miles. 

The petroglyphs date to the 13th and 14th centuries and were created by the Hohokam people. 

This is a easy trail attached to a nice picnic area. It can be very hot from May - October so late fall through the following spring is the best time to enjoy this area of the park.

There are also countless examples of the park's namesake Saguaro Cactus and several other plants of the Sonoran Desert. Please stay on the trail to protect the petroglyphs and to avoid several species of rattlesnakes and scorpions that are often viewed along this trail.

If you wish to continue on beyond Signal Hill, there are several trails that branch off. The Encinas, Manville, and Rudasill Trails are all distances under 2 miles and have various difficulties for all skill levels. See the park website for more information.

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