The Garden's five unique trails are here to help you explore and enjoy
the beauty of the sonoran desert. Visit the Garden and come see why we care!
Trails & Exhibits
Desert Discovery Loop Trail
Curious about cacti and other desert plants? Take the Garden’s main trail to explore the wondrous array of cacti and succulents that thrive in deserts worldwide. (1/3 mile - .53 km)
Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail
People of the Sonoran Desert discovered ingenious ways to use native plants for food, fiber, healing and housing. Walk through time and five different desert habitats to see how. (1/3 mile - .53 km)
Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail
How do desert plants and animals survive with so little water? Learn their secrets and watch for signs of wildlife along this trail. Enjoy great views and telescopes at the top. (1/4 mile - .40 km)
Center for Desert Living Trail
Want to create your own lovely, healthy and water-wise garden? Come see what’s growing! This trail is a desert gardener’s delight. Enjoy fragrant herbs, vegetable beds and shady spots to relax.
Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail
Wildflowers attract pollinating hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to North American deserts -- enticing them with color, scent and shapes. What’s blooming? Take a stroll and see! (1/3 mile - .53 km)