Hike the Desert View Trail

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Distance

1.2 miles

Elevation Gain

250 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Sara Sheehy

This loop hike is perfect for watching the sunset over the valleys and peaks of the Sonoran Desert.

The Desert View loop trail begins in the Twin Peaks Campground's group camping area. Hike it in either direction, but be sure to get to the top before the sun goes down.

The trail is a gentle climb through a diverse cactus forest. Birds abound, and keep an eye out for the occasional lizard, snake and coyote. 

Once at the top the trail follows the ridge, providing plenty of spots to catch the sun set over Mexico.

Grab a spot at Twin Peaks Campground for a peaceful night under the stars. 

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Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
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