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King Canyon Trail

Saguaro West District, Tucson, AZ
+1 520-733-5158
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Great hike, but challenging

This is a terrific hike surrounded by Saguaros and many other cactus and desert plants. The views... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Scott H
Tustin, California
via mobile
Beautiful hike on a sunny January day

An excellent hike through the saguaro forests and canyons, past an old gold mining site. Great... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Brian S
Meaford, Canada
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  • Average5%
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Saguaro West District, Tucson, AZ
+1 520-733-5158

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific hike surrounded by Saguaros and many other cactus and desert plants. The views are amazing of the hills and there is a nice place to have a picnic about 1 mile in. Please note that it is a challenging climb to...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 26 January 2017

An excellent hike through the saguaro forests and canyons, past an old gold mining site. Great opportunities for photos of the desert vegetation, rock formations and the valley below.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

this was a great trail till we followed a wash and doubled back to see we missed the turn off ( our fault)..goes up to weston peak. just follow sign posts closely..many trail options here

Thank s g
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We are seasoned hikers and gave this trail a serious try. But, after 2 hours in the constant sun traversing the unstable rocky footing, we turned around before making it to the summit. We found very few hikers there that day who made it to...More

Thank MNwanderers
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I was looking for a reasonable hike to see a good cross section of cactus in a natural environment. The ranger at the Red Hills Visitor Center suggested a loop starting on the King Canyon trail and returning on the Gould Mine trail both starting/ending...More

Thank PNWTravellinMan
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The drive through Saguaro National Park is lovely and we found the King Canyon Trailhead easily enough, but we did not have a nice experience on our hike which was a loop that included parts of King Canyon Trail to Wasson peak, linked up to...More

Thank Sirene19
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I used this trail and others to form a great loop hike from the King Canyon parking lot, taking in the summit of Wasson Peak for some truly fantastic views. The trail did get pretty steep and had plenty of loose rock, gravel and stone...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We partly took the King Canyon Trail and partly a wash. I simply love this place. We are visiting the Tucson Mountains already for years and we believe it's one of the most beautiful places in the world. When a lot of cactus are in...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

The drive out to the trailhead alone is a scenic adventure. This trail, and the larger park area, are just outside Tucson making it easily accessible for visitors and locals alike. The trail itself is easy enough to traverse if you are in decent shape....More

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Geology, beautiful desert vegetation. Really enjoyable hike. Opportunity to view pictographs and go off trail, too.

Thank JohnDay_ORJen
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