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green Cholla Cactus Garden Trail

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Trail

0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 12' 4 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 2,197' 670 m
Low: 2,185' 666 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

This completely level loop visits a wonderfully dense concentration of cholla cactus.

Megan W

Features Wildflowers

Family Friendly Kids will love meandering through the whimsical-looking cholla along this classic trail.

Description

From the Pinto Basin Road, stop at the well marked parking area for the Cholla Cactus Garden. The very short path is a dirt loop with zero elevation gain. It winds delightfully through a forest of cholla cactus. One species of this cactus looks exceptionally fuzzy and, for this reason, it is commonly known as "teddy bear cholla".

Obviously, you should not touch the cactus - it damages the plant and will leave you with hooked spines embedded in your flesh and clothing. Otherwise, enjoy this profusion of stubby, cute desert life!

Flora & Fauna

Cholla cactus!

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May 25, 2019
Madeleine Grace
Apr 16, 2019
Milly S
Yeah it was .2 miles not 2. But still cool! 2mi — 0h 15m
Mar 18, 2019
David Kohl
Mar 14, 2019
Ryan Gillikin
9h 00m
Feb 1, 2019
Trent Caldwell
Dec 29, 2018
Aga Szyman
Dec 25, 2018
Florence Doo
0.2mi
Sep 8, 2018
Kris Gaudart

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