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Freeman Homestead

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -102' -31 m
High: 3,126' 953 m
Low: 3,024' 922 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Chris McD

Great family-friendly, one mile loop trail in Saguaro National Park Rincon District.

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This loop is a great trail for the entire family. This short loop is a great way to take in the Sonoran Desert, and learn a little about the native desert flora. Signage exists in certain places identifying plant and animal life in the region. Hardly anything remains of the original Freeman Homestead, but the ruins still capture the imagination. Overall, the trail is just under a mile.

Please be aware that the trail drops into a wash for a short distance. Trail signage can be hard to see in the wash.

Close by is the Javelina Picnic area offering several shaded picnic spots to have a meal after your outing, and take in the surrounding desert.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of Saguaros.

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Various signs along the trail make the journey interactive for children.
Jun 27, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Flowering saguaro and views across the Tucson valley.
Jun 27, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Very little remains of the original Freeman home site.
Jun 27, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Many saguaros along the trail.
Jun 27, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
While this trail is geared for families, portion of the trail drop into a wash and signage is difficult to see.
Jun 27, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ

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