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5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~550 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Saguaro National Park Topo Map

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Cactus Forest Trail (SNP)

Arizona | Saguaro

  • Sunset in Saguaro National Park.

Activities & Features


The Cactus Forest Trail is a moderate family friendly day hike in Saguaro National Park near Tucson Arizona. The park says "for an easy walk, head out on this multi-use trail (hikers, livestock and bicycles) to the lime kilns historic site. Starting from the north trailhead, it is a 2 mile round trip walk; from the south trailhead 3 miles round trip. This 2.5 mile section of the Cactus Forest Trail is the only trail within Saguaro National Park designated for bicycle use. Be courteous and share the trail with others." There is camping available in Saguaro National Park.

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Contact: Saguaro National Park 3693 South Old Spanish Trail Tucson, AZ 85730

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Saguaro National Park Hiking Trail Guide

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