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Hieroglyphic Trail

Gold Canyon, AZ

Hieroglyphic Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. At the end of the trail are petroglyphs and small waterfalls in early spring.

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Weaver's Needle Loop Via Peralta Trailhead
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Hieroglyphic Trail
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I took my dad hiking here. it was his first time hiking in 16 years. he's 56. he said it was easy but the trek out bothered his knees. I'd agree that it's an easy hike. the hieroglyphics are pretty cool but you don't see them until the end. we went the day after we had some good monsoon rain and there was no waterfalls but there were tide pools. gross black nasty tide pools. word of caution, if your shoes get wet, the rock get slippery and it's a pretty hard fall which might lead you to a tide pool, so just be careful. I brought my dad a snack, so he was able to rest and enjoy the view. it was a great little hike.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took the kids (Age 9), and while it was difficult for a summer hike (too hot), they made it and thought it was really cool to see the pools of water and the rock/boulder terrain at the end. The petroglyphs were really cool. No waterfalls obviously, in the summer. They climbed all over and found a small cave. We had a breeze to keep the heat manageable. Lots of bees and insects around the sitting water, but overall a cool little hike that's very family-friendly.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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15 Completed 4 Reviews

Hiked with my 11 and 15 yr old kids who loved the petroglyphs and water. Not much to see in the beginning on the way up but worth it once you get to the end. Spotted several large lizards. Hiked in late October; decent amount of water and very refreshing to dip feet in! Worth the hike!

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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28 Completed 6 Reviews

This is an amazing, family friendly hike that takes you along a flat and through a mesquite "forest." At the end you find a rock oasis with rocks for kids to climb on and a few small waterfalls. Also for a bonus it is only 4 miles round trip.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike, gorgeous views and the end of the trail is phenomenal. That said, it's NOT family friendly for small children. We had to carry my 4 year old daughter a good bit of the trail because of the terrain.

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Charlebois from Peralta TH
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Hieroglyphic Trail
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16 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a bit rainy and since the trail is rocky with smooth boulders, it was a little bit slippery. The views of the mountains and area was phenomenal. The Petroglyphs were really cool. It was a fun trail.

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