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Loma Verde Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 15' 5 m
Descent: -163' -50 m
High: 2,846' 867 m
Low: 2,698' 823 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Chris McD

An enjoyable, gently sloping trail.

Chris McD

Features Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Similar to the other trails in this area, the Loma Verde Trail makes for a great excursion that families can venture out on for whatever distance suits them.

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Description

Loma Verde Trail starts off Cactus Drive at the Loma Verde Trailhead. As you drive through Saguaro National Park, the Loma Verde Trailhead is a great stop to park and explore the desert through a series of trails.

The Loma Verde Trail is well maintained with minimal change in elevation. This is a relatively easy trail offering great views of saguaro cacti and desert life. This can be an out and back journey on the Loma Verde Trail or you can enjoy making this longer by connecting to the network of trails in the area and returning to the Loma Verde Trailhead by different trails. Please make sure you have a map, one can be obtained at the Saguaro NP Visitor Center, in order to not get turned around among all the trails in the area. You can also use the Hiking Project mobile app to help find your way.

The Loma Verde Trail ends on the north end when it connects with the Shantz Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Variety of desert plant life including saguaros, chollas, and mesquite trees.

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Feb 17, 2018
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Two of Arizona's essentials, copper and cacti, can be viewed at the remains of the Loma Verde Mine.
Jun 29, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Saguaros, new and old, along Pink Hill trail.
Jun 29, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Flowering saguaros with Tanque Verde Ridge in the background.
Jun 29, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Blooming Saguaro along the Loma Verde Trail.
Jun 7, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Giant Saguaro blooming near Loma Verde Trail with Rincon Mountains in the background.
Jun 7, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ

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