Picture Rocks Wash
ElevationAscent: 487' 149 m
Descent: -48' -15 m
High: 2,901' 884 m
Low: 2,414' 736 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“An easier trail that will lead visitors past ancient petroglyphs.”— Chris McD
If you are heading southwest on the trail, you'll eventually climb out of the wash, curve around a series of hills, before connecting to Prophecy Wash trail. This area in particular (once you climb out of the wash and before connecting to the Prophecy Wash trail), offers excellent views of a saguaro forest with Wasson Peak in the distance.
Just to note, this trail could be listed as easy, but should be listed as easy/intermediate due to 1) no direct access to the trail, and 2) the majority of this trail being in a dry, sandy wash.
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Land Manager: NPS - Saguaro National Park