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Distance

9.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Difficult

Δ Elevation (FT)

~2100 (+)

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Hugh Norris Trail

Arizona | Saguaro

  • Hiking the Hugh Norris Trail in Saguaro National Park near Tucson.
  • Hiking the Hugh Norris Trail in Saguaro National Park.
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  • Hiking the Hugh Norris Trail in Saguaro National Park.

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Notes

The Hugh Norris Trail is a difficult day hike in Saguaro National Park that features tremendous scenery a short drive from Tucson Arizona. The park says "this 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 miles goes up a final series of switchbacks and a gradual climb that leads to the top of Wasson Peak." Wasson Peak is the highest in the Tucson Mountains. 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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