Desert Ecology Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

9 months ago

Very short but you will see a lot of good looking saguaros.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nice short walk.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

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

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

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!

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Thursday, January 26, 2017