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green Nature Loop Trail

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 108' 33 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 2,806' 855 m
Low: 2,736' 834 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Stephen Woodall

A quick one-mile, singletrack loop within Catalina State Park.

Stephen Woodall

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Family Friendly A short, relatively easy loop.

Description

From the trailhead parking lot, head NE towards the far north side of the paved circular drive and follow the wide dirt path up a steep incline onto the Nature Loop Trail. This initial hill is a reasonably tough start, but is the only substantial incline on the whole route.

Upon reaching the top of the slope you'll come to a fork in the trail and you can choose either direction as it loops around.

At this point the path is entirely singletrack the rest of the way until coming back to this intersection again and it is extremely easy to follow the trail. There are some slightly rocky sections at points but mostly this is a pretty smooth, short trail. There are some signs along the route with information about wildlife, the Catalinas, etc. if you want to stop and check them out.

Combine this trail with others at the park to create longer outings. Coming down the steep hill at the finish and before reaching the pavement again there are two paths, one leading west towards the Bridle Trail and the other heading east to the Canyon Loop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Visitors have encountered animals on this trail include fox, deer, ringtails, and snakes.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arizona State Parks

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