Boyce Thompson Arboretum Main Trail

EASY 67 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I did this hike / exploring and had a great time, a lot to see and a good place to take some fun and great photos, recommend it to everyone,

nature trips
4 months ago

April is a fantastic time to visit before it gets too hot - lots of wild flowers in bloom. And the new pathways are beautiful.

4 months ago

This little hike is more fascinating than anything if you have a hankering for botany... it’s a very easy little loop. The arboretum is the only thing really keeping the town of Superior alive, sadly, so I would recommend checking it out.

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail to hike with toddlers or older folks.

hiking
7 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
8 months ago

9 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!

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

hiking
10 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.

10 months ago

Fun for all levels and all the family

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

neat place

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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.

hiking
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!

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

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

hiking
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.
click on this to see a short video of the arboretum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti-qahSatR4&t=24s

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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

walking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

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

walking
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.

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