The Signal Hill Trail - Things to Do in Tucson and Marana

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The Signal Hill Trail - Things to Do in Tucson

Tucson Mountains from Signal Hill in Marana
(View from Signal Hill)

If you like Indian History, Petroglyphs, and Day Trips, here's one to put on your list.

Picnic Ramada at Signal Hill in Marana and Tucson
(looking west towards Kitt Peak and Picnic Ramada at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park)

The Signal Hill Trail is located in the Saguaro Mountain Park West, and features a fairly easy 1/2 mile trail (total) up to some Kodak Moments. 

Trail at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park

Visitors are urged to stay on the trail and to be aware of their surroundings.

Rattlesnakes Signs at the Trail at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park

In 1933, President Roosevelt established the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps, to help youth find jobs during the depression.  CCC projects included the construction of picnic sites, bathrooms, ramadas, trails, dams - 5 such sites in the Tucson Mountain District. 

Trail at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park

Signal hill was completed in 1934 and is a lovely place for a picnic and a walk through history.

Petroglyphs at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park  Petroglyphs at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park

The Petroglyphs were left by the Hohokam Indian tribe.  

Saguaro at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park

If you're looking for a longer hike, follow the nearby Cactus Wren Trail.

Petroglyphs at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park

Of course, you might want to wait until the weather cools again for that picnic...

Picnic Ramada at Signal Hill in Marana and Tucson

Directions:

  • There are several ways to reach the trail - Gates Pass to Kinney Road North.  Stay North on Golden Gate Road to Signal Hill Road on Left
  • Wind through the Tucson Mountains on a dirt road off Picture Rocks Road West off Ina
  • Take Picture Rocks Road to Sandario.  About 1.5 miles south of Manville Road, take a left on Golden Gate Road...
  • Or Come north on Sandario Road from Aho...

Tucson Mountains from Signal Hill in Marana

 

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Cara,

This is one of my favorite trails in Saguaro National Park's Tucson Mountain District!  Thanks for the photos.

Mike in Tucson

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