Nature Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oracle, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Desert grasslands, family friendly, views of Catalinas and Galiuros From the parking lot you'll notice 2 entrances into the Nature Trail loop about 40 feet from each other. It doesn't matter which one you take. The trail is clearly marked with signs at all of the intersections letting you know which way to go. You can access other trails including the Arizona Trail from the Nature Loop. This scenic trail leads you through an area of desert grassland with mesquite trees, shrub oaks, and prickly pear. There's a wildlife viewing area where you can stand behind a concrete blind and look for birds and other animals. Along the hike you'll notice the Galiuro mountains and the San Pedro River valley to the east, the Santa Catalina mountains to the south and the Tortolita Mountains the west. Clovis man occupied areas along the San Pedro River 10,000 years ago. This is a great stand alone trail or you can access other trails like the Arizona Trail, the Wildlife Corridor, the Bellota Trail Loop, or the Windy Ridge Trail Loop.
It was a nice walk. It was our second trail in Oracle SP and the first one we did (Granite Overlook Loop Trail) was spectacular. This one is easy and we liked it!
I'm afraid you can't get in now. The Oracle State Park has been closed as a State-wide money-saving ploy. However, you can take the same trail through the Oracle State Park using the Arizona Trail from American Flag to Tiger Road. I rated it from other people's descriptions.