Hiking in the "Green Desert"
Hiking is a great way to exercise while exploring the surprisingly lush Sonoran Desert either by yourself or with your family. There are miles and miles of trails laced around Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Some are easy, others are strenuous, most of them fall somewhere in between; Organ Pipe Cactus has trails for everyone. For backpackers or those seeking to adventure in an unexplored area, some of the best hiking is off the beaten trails and out in the canyons with only a map and compass to guide you. Ask a ranger at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center or learn more about the different trails below and see what's right for you.
Hike For Health Challenge
Hike the Green Desert and earn a reward for being active in Organ Pipe Cactus! The "I Hike For Health" challenge will reward you for hitting the trails and achieving distance goals. By hiking 5 miles of trails, visitors are presented with a "Hike For Health" pin as a momento of their treks across Organ Pipe Cactus. Stop by the Kris Eggle Visitor Center to pick up the rules and receive your pin.
1. In order to qualify for the award, you must hike a minimum of 5 miles (8 km).
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Organ Pipe Cactus has over 28 miles in established trails to explore! Several of these trails are pet-friendly or ADA accessible for everyone to enjoy! Ask a ranger at the visitor center for more information about the trails or call 520-387-6849.
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Last updated: November 9, 2023