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Saguaro National Park–Hugh Norris Trail

Tucson Mountain District (West)
2700 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
Tucson Mountain District Trails brochure with map
Saguaro National Park website
Tucson Mountain District (West) map

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Saguaro NP–Hugh Norris Trail
Coordinates: 32.2694148, -111.1983991
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About Hugh Norris Trail
4.9 miles, one way. The Hugh Norris Trail is the longest trail in the Tucson Mountain District. It begins off the Bajada Loop Drive, 2.5 miles north of the Red Hills Visitor Center. The trail was named after a former Chief of the Tohono O’odham Indian Police. The trail begins with a series of switchbacks that climb to a ridge overlooking the cactus forest. From there, the trail follows the ridge – top through areas with splendid views and unique rock formations until it reaches Amole Peak, approximately 4.1 miles from the trailhead. The next .8 mile goes up a final series of switchbacks and a gradual climb that leads to the top of Wasson Peak. Livestock are prohibited on this trail.
From Tucson Mountain District Trails brochure with map

About Saguaro National Park
Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.
From Saguaro National Park webpage