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Signal Hill Trail

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Highlights:

Short trek to some fantastic petroglyphs
Near:Tucson, AZ
Scenery:
Distance:0.49 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:30 ft
Hike Time:0.5 hours
Difficulty:Easy
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back



Summary: This is a perfect little trip for the kids. It offers two covered picnic tables and a chance to learn about Native American history. The trip is just a short walk up a mound of black basalt rocks, but the Petroglyphs are the real draw of this outing.
Trailhead: From north Tucson, follow Ina Road west through Picture Rocks to Sandario Road. Turn left on Sandario and drive south until you see Golden Gate Road
on your left. Turn left onto the dirt Golden Gate Road and follow it to the Signal Hill picnic area/trailhead. (Lat:32.28993 Lon:-111.20994)

Trail Guides for Signal Hill Trail:
Best Hikes With Children in Arizona
by Lawrence Letham  (The Mountaineers)

Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Saguaro National Park, (520) 733-5158
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jeff Branscum, who has posted  27 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by Brittany on 6/26/2011
We did this hike in April, Very Easy trail, Petroglyphs are awesome. Great family hike/picnic area.

Reviewed by Annette on 1/10/2005
Nice family hike. Beautiful scenery. Lots of picnic tables and a bathroom but no water. If you follow the directions from this web site, when you go west on Ina to Picture Rocks, the cross road is actually Wade Road which turns into Picture Rocks. It is a long road that will take you out of the park then back in. Another way you can go is over Gates Pass. Turn right on Kinney then right on Sandario.


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