“Gain the ridge and some great views on this non-technical trail.”
— Tom Robson
Views · Wildflowers
Please stay on trail! It helps to conserve cultural resources and allows for easier spotting of pesky critters, like snakes...
Named for the historic homesteads surrounding this trail, Homestead doesn't actually directly encounter any homes.
Starting from Towhee
, Homestead Trail
heads due west and contours the hillside. At ~.25mi, the trail heads due directly north and switchbacks four times to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge, Homestead Trail
is very straightforward. The last semi-technical aspect of this trail is a drop into and out of Shadow Canyon
proper. From here the trail contours north, eventually connecting with Mesa Trail
Flora & Fauna
Keep an eye out for Rattlesnakes.