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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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Hieroglyphic Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

We loved it. 4And5 year old girls had a blast. Especially once they saw the waterfalls.Great. spring time hike

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful! It's a pretty good ascent, but totally worth it at the top.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful! It's a pretty good ascent, but totally worth it at the top.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail. We liked the water pools and stream. The petroglyphs on the rocks were interesting too. not a long hike. highly recommended if you are looking for a short morning hike.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Lots of loose rock on most of trail that slowed us down. Huge and many Saguaros ! There were 2 big horn sheep up above the waterfall and hieroglyphics! I loved this hike. Have a nice break on the rocks at the waterfall!

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Peralta Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail with awesome views.

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Peralta Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This was my first desert hike and it was awesome. It is a very busy trail and it somewhat narrow at times but overall an awesome experience. We took our Golden Retreiver up the trail and he did great. Make sure you bring enough water! We had amazing, cool weather (~70 F) and we still wished we had brought more water.

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Peralta Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike!

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Really loved this hike! The reward at the end was beautiful. I see why many said to wear hiking boots. Going up in my hiking shoes was fine, coming down was hard on my ankles. Will enjoy this trail again!

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Dutchmans Trail
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10 Completed 9 Reviews

Made this hike (or portions of it) on January 2nd after it had snowed. We left at dark (Peralta trail) and made Fremont saddle by sunrise, with the snow and sunrise and Peralta canyon made for an amazing view and moment... on one side the sunrise and on the other side weavers needle. We hiked down towards the needle in 4 inches of snow.

The Dutchman loop was spectacular but long. We did it in 1 day at it took all of it... from an hour before sunrise to sunset. I would recommended taking 2 days so you don't have to average 3 miles per hour on your hiking and can actually enjoy the views.

Amazing country, fantastic trails.

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