Desert Discovery Nature Trail

0.4 Miles
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Trail added on:
January 06, 2019
Updated on:
January 07, 2019

Time to Hike: ~12 minutes

Dogs (leashed)

The Desert Discovery Nature Trail at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona is an easy and flat 0.4 mile interpretive loop hike.

The trail isn't very long, but it gives you a chance to learn about the surround landscape, ecology, and the geological history of Saguaro National Park and the Sonoran Desert.

Parking can be found at the trailhead, just north of the Red Hills Visitor Center along North Kinney Rd.

Dogs are allowed on this trail, on leash.

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0.4 miles
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January 06, 2019
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