Trails Plan Implementation
Trail Improvements Continue at Saguaro National Park
After the July 2009 approval of the park's Comprehensive Trails Management Plan, Saguaro National Park has implemented changes called for in the plan. Using a variety of funding sources, many of these changes have been accomplished, while other work is on going or still in the planning stages. The park's trail crew worked with a variety of partners and volunteer groups to complete trail work.For more information about the Comprehensive Trails Management Plan, see the links below.
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Mica View Trail Upgrade:
In 2016, the Mica View Trail is getting an upgrade. This 0.7 mile trail was identified in the Comprehensive Trails Plan as the right trail to convert to an ADA Challenge Trail. The work will start on February 22 and we expect the trail will re-open in May. The surface will be hardened, making it suitable for visitors of various abilities to get out and explore the Historic Cactus Forest.
Due to the nature of the trail's new surface, it will become a hiker only trail. Equestrian users will still have access between the Mica View Picnic Area and the Broadway Trailhead via the Cactus Forest Trail and the Javelina Wash Trail.
Quilter Trail ProjectOne of the most significant projects completed is the final piece of the Arizona Trail through the park. The 5-mile Quilter Trail (linking the Hope Camp and Manning Camp Trails) and the eastern extension of the Hope Camp Trail opened on April 2, 2011.
Designated a National Scenic Trail, the 807 mile Arizona Trail traverses north-south across the state. The trail begins at Coronado National Memorial on the International border with Mexico, and ends on the Kaibab Plateau at the Utah state border.
Completed Trails projects include:
Last updated: February 13, 2016