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Desert Ecology Trail

Saguaro National Park, AZ
(520) 733-5153
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One of the few dog friendly trails

We went on the trail because we had our dog with us and this is one of the only dog friendly trails... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Brenna R
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Quick Intro to Desert

This flat, paved, quarter-mile loop marks the first trail stop for those driving the park's Cactus... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Rumples
,
Tucson, Arizona
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Hiking trail in Saguaro East.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“quick intro” (2 reviews)
“nice walk” (2 reviews)
“jaunt” (2 reviews)
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Saguaro National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 3 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 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
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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Spotted this area as we were getting ready to leave the park. Thought we would stop and check it out. It was well worth the stop. It was handicap accessible, and with my wife temporarily in a wheel chair, it was a perfect spot to...More

Thank DENNIS F
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Halfway through the loop drive, this trail gets you walking around Saguaro and mesquite. It's not very long, but hot. Bring water.

Thank dmadeo
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We haven't seen much wildlife on this trail but it is good to look at the birds and the various types of cacti and plants. It is a nice easy walk and ideal for anyone who doesn't want to walk too far in the heat....More

3  Thank malcliz
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