Take a stroll on the Native Plant Trail at the Lost Dutchman State Park. Learn about local plants and animals. Or just enjoy the scenery.
Native Plant Trail
The Native Plant Trail is located next to the Visitor Center. There is parking to the north and west of the Visitor Center. Restrooms are also available at the Visitor Center. The trail is 1/4 of a mile. It is paved in some areas and dirt in the other areas. It is a flat hike. The path is wide and well-marked.
As you wander through the path some signs share information, like this one, showing a pack rat nest.
There is a birdhouse and watering hole that many animals can be seen visiting in the early mornings and evenings. Here is where you find the list of local birds.
I get very excited to learn the names of plants. So when I see labels near trees I check them out. Before going on this walk you can prepare by visiting the parks desert plant list webpage.
Along the trail, you can see a cactus grow. Well, it does take time. There is a saguaro cactus with a measuring tape next to it. You can see the height of it over the years.
Do you like learning about the terrain of an area? This was the first time that I had seen signs that talked about the landscapes. This sign describes what a wash is.
Arizona State Parks
For a list of Arizona State Parks – https://azstateparks.com
To learn more about Lost Dutchman State Park – https://azstateparks.com/lost-dutchman
Exploring the Native Plant Trail
Whether you are looking to stroll through desert plants or wanting to learn about plants and birds, explore the Native Plant Trail at the Lost Dutchman State Park.
Interested in other trails at Lost Dutchman State Park? Check out The Treasure Loop Trail.
Have you been on a hike that identified the plants?