Boyce Thompson Arboretum Main Trail

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum Main Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Superior, Arizona 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.

1.3 miles
127 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


17 days ago

It’s a beautiful easy hike. You can make it slightly more difficult by taking the high trail off the main trail. We were surprised to find out you had to pay entrance fee of $12.50 per adult to arboretum to access the main trail. Since it’s part of the arboretum it feels a little less like a nature hike than you find elsewhere.

24 days ago

Easy trail to hike with toddlers or older folks.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike with the kiddos. There is something for all ages. We went with a 15 year old, 3 year old and a 1 year old and they were all entertained. There was something to see around every turn. We will do this again.

nature trips
3 months ago

4 months ago

This place as a bunch of different trail and you can not cover the whole thing in a day. I love the place!

4 months ago

Great condition to start hiking season. Easy trails good warm up for conditioning.

4 months ago

We volunteer at this park and walk the various trails twice a day. We absolutely love it here, with mostly easy trails, and a couple of medium.

5 months ago

Was really easy hike, especially with a two year old. Beautiful trees and scenery will definitely go again and next time bring a lunch and have a picnic.

5 months ago

Fun for all levels and all the family

7 months ago

Don't miss all the smaller trails also. Great park!

11 months ago

neat place

11 months ago

easy, gorgeous, we had a bit of water in queen creek.

11 months ago

Discovered BTA three years ago when exploring the area for a future move to AZ. Fell in love with BTA! Close, easy, interesting, wonderful events, gentle hikes, entertaining & educational.

Monday, February 13, 2017

I really like the place. A must in the area.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Fun hike with the kids. Did the mountain trail to get great views!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Great hike. Amazing views. Easy enough for four year olds.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's not free, but it's a great easy hike to do. I like taking the high trail on the way back. Just go over the bridge.
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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Loved this hike! What surprised us was it was $12 per adult and it was super busy! But totally worth it. We had our 3 year old and dog with us and they loved it!

Friday, December 16, 2016

I love BTA. Take a camera and take your time. Spring is amazing, but fall and winter are nice too. It's not unbearable in the summer if you get there early enough to be out before 9:30 or so.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Gorgeous park, has a little bit of everything. Trails not strenous for seasoned hikers but they are beautiful.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This place is gorgeous, well taken care of, and great for all ages (and your furry pals too) most the plants are labeled which was actually one of my favorite parts. The staff were incredible. Awesome place.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nice trail for all levels. ..wear good shoes as the south trail is rocky. ..

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Really great fairly easy scenic hike. Be sure to take the "high trail" which offers great views overlooking the arboretum. Wonderful time.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

One of the most beautiful arboretum ever. More of a family stroll than a hike. A must see for any plant or bird lover!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Gorgeous-$10 a person is a little high to bring a group but very beautiful!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Great place to spend a couple hours when you want to get out of town without going on a long trip. The staff was very friendly and the trails are well maintained. They have lots of little sections with small trails to look at different plants or you can stick to the main trail along he outskirts. They also had a nice butterfly garden and pretty lake, where we actually took Christmas pictures one year. It was moderately busy when we went on a Sat in Nov. Dog friendly and we did see both a coyote and a tarantula while we were there. I'd love to go back soon.

nature trips
Sunday, June 07, 2015

The drive is very pretty and serene as you notice the rock formation changes. The arboretum is a beautiful location to just take a leisurely hike and enjoy all the plants and exhibits set up within. I was so impressed I became a member.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Good trails and beautiful this time of year with all the trees changing colors!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gorgeous trail, easy walk, amazing views, highly recommend

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Awesome family friendly place, we always take our out of state/country visitors here for a fun day out. Love the smell of the eucalyptus trees!

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