Desert Ecology Trail

EASY 4 reviews
#17 of 29 trails in

Desert Ecology Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles 6 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


1 year ago

This is a handicap accessible paved path. Numerous informational signs regarding desert vegetation and shaded stops are scattered along the pathways.

3 years ago

Excellent trail for small kids and older visitors. There is informative signage throughout the whole short hike. Some of the picnic areas (like Mica) had a bit more impressive scenery, though.

4 years ago

Awesomely easy but so much fun for kids. Mine completed the junior ranger packet while on this trail. Now they are inspired to go again and try longer trails!

5 years ago

This is a very easy trail, it's paved and is actually only .25 miles. Perfect trail for young children and the elderly.