Saguaro Sweetwater Trail

  • Hiking the Sweetwater Trail in Saguaro National Park.
  • Cactus bloom along the Sweetwater Trail in Saguaro National Park.
  • Hiking the Sweetwater Trail in Saguaro National Park.
  • Snake along the Sweetwater Trail in Saguaro National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

Summit

7.2 (miles)

 Difficult

Out & Back

~1500 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Arizona

Saguaro

The Sweetwater Trail is a moderate day hike in Saguaro National Park minutes away from Tuscon. The park says "The Sweetwater Trail is the only access to Wasson Peak from the eastern side of the Tucson Mountains. The trailhead is located at the western end of El Camino del Cerro Road. The trail climbs 3.4 miles to a ridge where it ends at the King Canyon Trail. To reach Wasson Peak, continue up the King Canyon Trail .9 miles to the Hugh Norris Trail, then .3 miles to Wasson Peak. Livestock are prohibited on the King Canyon Trail from the Sweetwater Trail to Hugh Norris Trail." There is camping available in Saguaro National Park.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Saguaro National Park 3693 South Old Spanish Trail Tucson, AZ 85730

Arizona Trails

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Saguaro National Park Hiking Trail Guide

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