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Desert Ecology Trail

Saguaro East District, Tucson, AZ
+1 520-733-5153
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Easy Trail that Puts You in the Middle of the Saguaro Landscape

This trail is near the visitor's center, There is limited parking near the entrance of the trail or... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
ReadRibbet
Short easy trail in Saguaro East which was very nice

Flat and paved and very short and easy. This would be perfect for the nonhikers out there who... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Peter R
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Hiking trail in Saguaro East.
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This trail is near the visitor's center, There is limited parking near the entrance of the trail or it is just a short walk from the VC parking lot. It is a level paved trail which makes it easily accessible and not too demanding physically....More

Thank ReadRibbet
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Flat and paved and very short and easy. This would be perfect for the nonhikers out there who would like to see the desert up close. Parking off the Cactus Forest Loop. Need your park pass to access this trail.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We hit this trail on our way to the airport just trying to kill some time before our flight. So glad we stopped, and will definitely go back to spend more time. This trail was a nice length for us as we weren't prepared for...More

Thank wjanocha
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the trail because we had our dog with us and this is one of the only dog friendly trails in the national Park. It was interesting with some information on the boards and there were some places to rest if you needed...More

Thank Brenna R
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This flat, paved, quarter-mile loop marks the first trail stop for those driving the park's Cactus Forest Loop Drive. We stopped and parked in one of the spaces here on a weekday morning when no one else was around. I had a friend with me,...More

2  Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Since this is almost in our backyard, we come here often. Love the Loop drive through the Park. However, we have never walked this Trail, as the small parking lot was always full. There are about seven parking spots there, and a few times, we...More

3  Thank NYU62
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a short .25 mile paved loop that introduces folks to the plants and animals they will see during their visit. Great for kids, strollers, and folks who use mobility assist devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc).

3  Thank Andy f
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My granddaughter and I walked on this trail while visiting the park. The entire trail was blacktop and a very short walk. It's not at all strenuous. It's a nice opportunity to walk thru the dessert and see all the different types of plant life...More

2  Thank JubileeJerry
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Just 1/4 mile with some signs telling about some of the vegetation. It was a quickly easy little trail. I enjoyed it but wouldn't want to do it again.

Thank Natsy42
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

This is a nice walk to do if you have very limited time. It's only about half a mile, paved, and flat. It has informational signs along the path telling about the local flora and fauna. We went in the winter, but I can imagine...More

2  Thank skipitgood
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