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Javelina Wash Trail

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 3.5 (2)

A short interpretive trail around the visitor center providing information on life in the Sonoran Desert.


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0.2

Miles

0.3

KM

99%

Runnable

2,562' 781 m

High

2,544' 775 m

Low

8' 3 m

Up

18' 5 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Description

To access the Javelina Wash Trail, take North Kinney Road to the visitor center and park anywhere in the lot. As you approach the visitor center, the trail departs from the right side of the visitor center. The trail follows a short paved path as it makes its way among the plants and cacti that call the desert home.

The trail enters the wash and becomes sand and gravel as it winds its way through the area. The ridge where the Hugh Norris Trail runs rises above you to the north, providing picturesque views during the day. Rocks mark where the trail meanders as you get views of Saguaro cacti, Ironwood trees, ocotillo, cholla, and other plants can be seen along the trail. After making your way through the wash, the trail climbs some stairs back up to the parking lot. From here, additional signs provide information on the plants and animals found in the park.

This short, interpretive trail provides a nice introduction to the desert and gets you ready for bigger adventures that await you.

Flora & Fauna

Saguaro cacti, Ironwood trees, ocotillo, cholla, and other plants

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Shared By:

David Hitchcock

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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#22,436

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The trail as it makes its way through the wash.
Jan 13, 2018 near Picture…, AZ
Views of Saguaro cacti and the surrounding hills are all around you.
Jan 13, 2018 near Picture…, AZ
The wash shaped the landscape, providing homes for animals and better conditions for plants growing in the area.
Jan 13, 2018 near Picture…, AZ
The Javelina Wash Trail goes around the back of the visitor center and provides information regarding life in the desert.
Jan 13, 2018 near Picture…, AZ

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