Boyce Thompson Arboretum-Main Trail

Pinal County, Arizona

Elevation Gain816ft
Trailhead Elevation2,433ft
Elevation Min/Max2416/2522ft
Elevation Start/End2433/2433ft

Boyce Thompson Arboretum-Main Trail

Boyce Thompson Arboretum-Main Trail is a hiking trail in Pinal County, Arizona. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 2,433 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles. The Boyce Thompson Picnic Area picnic site is near the trailhead. About 70% of the trail is ADA-accessible. This trail connects with the following: Blue Bush Loop, Walkabout Trail, Path, Adelaide Trail, Magma Ridge Trail and High Trail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Phoenix - 3rd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Charles Liu
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"In the shadow of Picketpost Mountain, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park showcases a unique collection of native desert flora as well as arid landscape plants from around the world. The park’s trail system routes visitors through impressive botanical displays in a scenic natural setting. Blandly named and 1.5 miles in length, the Main Trail connects Boyce Thompson Arboretum’s major features while many side paths and loops compete for your attention. A typical traversal of the Main Trail ends up being somewhere between 2 and 3 miles in length with all the inviting detours."

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Trail Information

Pinal County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Skill Level
Local Contacts
USGS Picketpost Mountain; park map at entrance
Local Maps

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