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Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail

Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
+1 480-610-3300
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Nice climb

If you feel like having an interesting hiking, just do it, but try to avoid the heat...in the early... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Domenico L
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Rome, Italy
Great hike

Beautiful hike, be careful tons of places to easily fall and hurt yourself, but great views, I... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Heath W
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Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you feel like having an interesting hiking, just do it, but try to avoid the heat...in the early morning it's better. Reaching the end you'll be surpriced by the amazing view!

Thank Domenico L
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike, be careful tons of places to easily fall and hurt yourself, but great views, I would recommend only hiking if you are in shape, the day we hiked an older gentleman had a heart attack and despite the efforts of other hikers and...More

Thank Heath W
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Hieroglyphic trail is a nice, easy, short hike not too far from the east valley. No parking fee or pass required. Porta potty at the parking lot. The trail works through good, undistrubed, desert. At the end there is a canyon with water, if it...More

Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Went with some family here. Great for kids from Young to old. The high was suppose to be 100 so we started at the trailhead about 7:30 when is was in the 70s. Stopped once with the younger ones on the way up. Hieroglyphs were...More

Thank GasEngineer
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Really loved the views! There were a fair number of people hiking there, but it's an easy and wide trail. Very nice! It's actually petroglyphs, but who's counting?

Thank Jessica Q
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We went up this morning. Started up real early but by the time we were halfway up, it simply was to hot to continue. We have been up before though and can honestly say, it’s a great experience.

Thank hansulricha
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Before I start the review allow me to make one correction....If you look up the site you will be given an address that leads you to an HOA office. BEST and easiest directions are: Take U.S. 60 east to Gold Canyon. Turn north on Kings...More

2  Thank retiredteacherAZ
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

A group of 6 seniors with the average age of 62 hiked this and enjoyed the scenery and the neat petroglyphs at the end. I think this is a relatively easy hike for the most part. There are some uneven terrain that you have to...More

Thank Lynn J
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This was a very easy walk. Its got some technical rocky parts at the end. I was able to run back down and did it in about 20 mins. Nice trail run but a bit busy.

Thank js2528
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

This 3 mile hike is a nice trek with just enough incline and rocky paths to keep you focused on your feet. The views of the valley are fun to see and the rock formations are interesting. The hieroglyphs (I think they are technically petroglyphs)...More

2  Thank hydrogeo01
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HutchArizona
March 14, 2018|
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Response from RetiredTraveler247 | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not need a pass of any kind. There is no fee. The parking lot fills up quickly especially on weekends so get there early. Take plenty of water.
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Veronica L
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Joy M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free but BEWARE!! Pay close attention to the signs that state "no parking" on the side of the road. You will get ticketed and/or towed.
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