Saguaro National Park Highpoint Trip Report
Author: Andy Martin
Red mark here
is where need for high clearance/4wd starts. Start printing
off 7.5 quads from here.
is where you should be able to park 4wd, unless road has gotten
a lot worse since I was out there a couple years ago.
is where Italian trap trail leaves the jeep road. I got my
Yamaha street bike here around 1990, but think jeep road will
be closed before here. This trail should get enough traffic that you
should not lose it, especially with quads. It is rocky and steep in spots.
I don't remember a lot of landmarks, however National Park
boundary will be marked. Don't think you need a permit to day
hike on to the Park, but you need
to have a permit to camp overnight. Picking one up on the day
of the hike will prevent an early start.
Think there are foundation remnants of lookout tower at summit,
which is in trees by mark
Spud rock to the west gives a better view.
Helens Dome even further west is climbed by the local hiking club.
Tricky route. Believe you start on south side, go through
crack to steep north side, and then to top.