Setsuko Saito Higuchi Interpretive Trail
Above the Center and across the road from the hospital complex, visitors will find the Setsuko Saito Higuchi Interpretive Trail. This 1⁄4 mile paved walking trail leads visitors through key moments in Heart Mountain history, and points out surviving features of the camp.
The U.S. Army 331st Escort Guard Company, consisting of 124 soldiers and three officers, were responsible for guarding the Relocation Center until the end of 1944. To enable surveillance of the Center, the camp was built with eight elevated guard towers that were stationed at regular intervals along the camp’s perimeter. Each tower was equipped with high beam searchlights and manned with two soldiers.