2700 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
Tucson Mountain District Trails brochure with map
Saguaro National Park website
Tucson Mountain District (West) map
Also, see Saguaro National Park
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About King Canyon Trail
Desert Discovery Trail is .5 miles. You will find the trailhead to this self-guided nature trail on Kinney Road, 1 mile northwest of the Red Hills Visitor Center. Exhibits discuss the native plants, animals and ecology of the Sonoran Desert. This paved trail is wheelchair accessible and offers resting benches and shade ramadas.
From Tucson Mountain District Trails brochure with map
About Saguaro National Park
King Canyon Trail is 3.5 miles, one way. The trailhead and parking area for this hike are directly across Kinney Road from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, two miles east of the Red Hills Visitor Center. The first .9 miles is a gradual climb up to Mam-A-Gah Picnic Area, which was named after a Tohono O’odham Indian Chief. The next 1.4 miles to the junction of the Sweetwater Trail are steeper. Numerous switchbacks on the next .9 miles lead to the Hugh Norris Trail.The final .3 miles ascends the Hugh Norris Trail to the top of Wasson Peak (elevation 4,687 feet), the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. Livestock are prohibited above the Sweetwater Trail junction.
From Saguaro National Park webpage