Freeman Homestead Nature Trail

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Freeman Homestead Nature Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

7 days ago

We went on this easy, short hike at 8am on a weekday in August. There was great cloud cover and temperatures were around 80 degrees. We were the only people out, and we saw a lot of birds including a pair of great horned owls and a Harris hawk. We also saw a desert tortoise burrow, many lizards and butterflies, and a beautiful shiny black snake called a coach whip!

There were signs along the way identifying the iconic plants of the desert, and everything was green due to rains the night before.

If you go during monsoon season, bring bug spray as there are many mosquitoes. Even though this is a short hike, water and sun protection is needed.

We took our time, and the whole loop was about a 40 minute walk with a few steps down and up.

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2 months ago

Easy, short hike especially during golden hour. Gives you an idea of what the whole NP has to offer. The informational placards were nice.

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4 months ago

Great spot to get away. Really enjoyed some of the views and being on this simple, yet quiet hike.

10 months ago

really easy was not expecting stairs though still fun

Monday, March 27, 2017

It was a nice, short hike to do with my 3 kids (3, 6, 7 y/o). Being our first time at Saguaro National Park, we missed 2 trailheads on the one-lane road, so we couldn't turn around since the loop is a bit long (so it seemed with the traffic traveling at 5mph). We were able to catch this trail before the park exit. There were quite a few beautiful blooms and new cacti emerging under the shady bushes and mesquites. Kids had a good time. Would like to do the other hikes that we missed next time. Weather is still nice enough. Follow the picnic sign to find the trail because we almost missed this one too. It's right before the beginning of the 2-way lane.

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Nice short hike

Friday, May 22, 2015

Easy enough for families with youngsters (6+ years). A little bit of 'Little House on the Prairie' information for the kids.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Good starter trails for the kids

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