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Manville Trail

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A relatively simple trail through the Sonoran Desert.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

100%

Runnable

2,428' 740 m

High

2,278' 694 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

152' 46 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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No dogs, motorized vehicles or overnight use.

Description

It's best to access this trail from the Signal Hill Picnic area. Take the Signal Hill trail north from the picnic area. Feel free to take a quick side trip to see petroglyphs. You'll see a trail sign for the Manville trail on the left. From this point, the Manville trail heads west. At the start, the trail is in a wash. Shortly before the wash dead-ends into Sandario Road, the trail heads north and parallels the road instead. The trail offers wonderful view of desert life, but much of the trail closely follows Sandario Road and there is plenty of road noise from all the cars.

Also, please be aware the trail connects to Sandario Road in two places, but there is no trailhead parking along Sandario Road. If you wish to start this trail along Sandario Road, and make your way to the Signal Hill picnic area, you'll be parking your car on a dirt shoulder of a busy road, which is not recommended.

Flora & Fauna

Desert flora and fauna abound, and you'll see many types of cacti.

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Chris McD

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Rewarding journey to the top of Signal Hill reveals many petroglyphs. Even the rock squirrel is taking in the view.
May 9, 2016 near Picture…, AZ
Petroglyphs at Signal Hill Saguaro National Park
Oct 28, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
While you make your way on the Manville Trail, stop to appreciate the petroglyphs on Signal Hill.
Jan 11, 2016 near Picture…, AZ
A southwest view over the Signal Hill picnic area.
Oct 11, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
Short, but steep steps, leading to petroglyphs.
May 9, 2016 near Picture…, AZ
Portion of the Manville Trail is in a dry wash.
May 9, 2016 near Picture…, AZ

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Dec 27, 2018
Ro Byrne
2.5mi
Oct 8, 2017
Ro Byrne
Lots of sandy washes from the Signal Peak side. Some areas with overgrown but passable brush. 2.5mi