Trail Run Project Logo

Heart of Rocks Loop

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 147' 45 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 6,904' 2,104 m
Low: 6,765' 2,062 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Anne Travels

Weather

Current trail conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Spectacular and fantastic rock formations in every shape and size imaginable keep this trail exciting!

Anne Travels

Features Views

Runner Notes

The trail is quite rough. Use caution while running.

Description

From the junction with the Big Balanced Rock Trail and the Sarah Deming Trail, descend the trail to access the loop. Turning left at the junction, enjoy formations and the more strenuous parts of the trail: Pinnacle Rock, squeeze through a narrow place between two rocks, Old Maid, Camel's Head, Thor's Hammer, all while enjoying views to other fantastic formations, Punch and Judy, a view across hundreds of spires at the top of a rise, Duck on a Rock, Kissing Rocks, and more. The trail is never difficult to follow, but at times it crosses bare rock and an occasional short scramble is required.

Return to the loop junction at about mile 0.7; turn left to return to the beginning of the trail.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1565

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#55

in Arizona

#1,565

Overall
19 Views Last Month
755 Since Jan 26, 2017
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Big Balanced Rock stands precariously in Chiricahua National Monument.
Jan 26, 2017 near Willcox, AZ
The Camel's Head formation stands along the Heart of Rocks Loop.
Jan 26, 2017 near Willcox, AZ

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running