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greenBlue Saguaro Vista Trail

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 111' 34 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 2,564' 781 m
Low: 2,468' 752 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Niall Murphy

A great introduction to Sweetwater Preserve with multiple connections to other trails

Niall Murphy

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail will bring you along the north ridge of the Sweetwater Preserve trails. You'll be surrounded by tall Saguaro cacti for the entire path with a few places on the trail offering incredible photo opportunities. You'll enjoy moving over the rolling terrain and taking in some classic desert views.

This trail is the perfect example of what you should expect when you think of running in Tucson, Arizona. You are surrounded by cacti that are 30-40ft tall and have different vistas either up toward Wasson Peak or looking east toward the Sanata Catalina mountain range.

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Feb 21, 2019
Ro Byrne
1.1mi
Nov 7, 2018
Marizonagirl M
10.10 RT- Saguaro Vista-Black Rock Loop-Sun Circle Loop-Lost Arrow Trail- Homestead Trail-Red Tall Ridge Trail- Night Hawk Trail- Desperado Trail 10.1mi — 2h 26m
Feb 1, 2018
Travis Atwood
Dec 23, 2017
Amy White
Nov 5, 2017
Chris CK

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  4.9 from 8 votes

#311

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