Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

EASY 5 reviews

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Patagonia, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful spot!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walk along Sonoita Creek. I live in Patagonia and hike this frequently. Lots of huge Fremont Cottonwoods, wild turkeys, javelinas, deer and turtles.

walking
8 months ago

The preserve is right outside the town of Patagonia along the Sonoita Creek. There is a visitor center there and places to park when you get to the starting point. There are several trails you can take and all connect and reconnect at some point. It's a real easy walk on pretty much flat ground. You can make a loop out of it or just go out and back the same trail. The cottonwood trees are HUGE in this area. Some of the largest and oldest in the country actually. Many are over 130 years old. There is also AZ Black Walnut, Velvet Ash, and several types of Willows in the preserve. This place has been set aside by the Nature Conservancy, and it was a good choice. It's a riparian area of which AZ does not have many. I have never been here when there isn't water in the creek. Well worth the walk around the trails if you're in this neck of the woods. A big birders location for sure.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017