Mariposa Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oracle, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice little trail only a 1.5 miles one way. If you have a GPS it starts N32 37.2628 W110 44.8111 The signs are very good you can't get lost. I found out when I got there that it's in the Oracle State Park which is closed so you can't get to the parking lot. but to get here you drive on Hwy 77 to American Ave (the most Eastern Junction) the parking when it opens again is your first left. I wasn't disappointed in that it did live up to the trails name. I found several of the Desert Mariposa or Sego Lillies on the trail. It was a quiet hike. This Trail crosses several other trails I went on a side hike on the Bellota loop trail(N32 36.7312 and W110 44.3913) and found some benches and a ramada. Saw some birds,lizards and bunnies on the trail. oh and lots of ants running up and down the trails. The trail ended in the park at N32 36.6270 and W110 44.3855