Mimicking the look and feel of a cultured botanical garden, the flat, easy 9.2-mile trail that circles the 2,400-acre preserve winds among pristine stands of cholla cacti, ironwood trees and the sites signature “candelabra” saguaros.
LENGTH: 9.2 miles total
ELEVATION: 2,300 – 2,775 feet
BEST SEASON: October – April
State Land /Moore Road Trailhead
6250 W. Moore Road, Marana.
From Interstate 10 in Marana, take the Tangerine Road exit 240. At the bottom of the off ramp, go 5 miles east on Tangerine Road to Dove Mountain Blvd. Turn left, go 1 mile to Moore Road, turn left and continue 1 mile to the trailhead. Pass the state land gate (close it behind you) and park in the large dirt lot. The hike begins at the map kiosk. The preserve is on State Trust Land, but a permit is not required.