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    141 m
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    5.1 km
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    Twisted Sister to Saguaro Trail


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    Twisted Sister to Saguaro Trail is a 5.0 km moderate point-to-point trail near Apache Wells that’s popular for its mild terrain and great desert scenery. This route is frequented by both hikers and mountain bikers, so be prepared to share the trail. Several interconnecting trails offer you the opportunity to extend your adventure if you’d like. Expect moderate mixed traffic on this route.

    Route Description for Twisted Sister to Saguaro Trail

    The Twisted Sister to Saguaro Trail is a beautiful hike with easy terrain for hikers and mountain bikers. This route shows off the beauty of the desert without requiring much effort, making it a popular pick for strong beginner hikers and mountain bikers. Be prepared to share the trail. There are lots of connecting routes that can be used to extend your adventures if you’d like to go further.

    This route is out in the sun, so we recommend leaving it for shoulder season or winter and coming prepared with lots of water, a hat, and sunscreen if you plan to visit on a hot day. If you’re new to the area, bring a GPS route to help with the occasional unsigned junction you’ll encounter.

    You can start at either trailhead. From the north, the route follows Twisted Sister to the rocky ridge ahead before turning northwest onto Mine Trail and then Saguaro Trail. The climb up the rocky ridge is the most strenuous part of the hike, but it’s quite manageable. Enjoy the views from this high point before completing your hike. To

    Getting to the Twisted Sister to Saguaro Trail Trailhead

    Both trailheads for the Twisted Sister to Saguaro Trail are on N Bush Highway.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      One Way

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