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Lifecycle of a Saguaro

4 mile discovery hike which follows the growth of

the Saguaro cactus from seed to skeleton, including

some 200 year old specimens and many with multiple

arms. Allow 3 hours. Meet at Lost Dog Wash

Trailhead by 8:45 a.m. Appropriate for ages 10 and



The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization that relies on more than 400 volunteers to help protect and promote the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  We do this in so many ways- from trail building to patrolling the trails, guiding hikes, education, and research.

We need your help!  The Preserve is growing by 10 square miles in the next year and we need volunteers to help keep the Preserve protected. Sign up today at

Dogs are welcome in the Preserve but only service dogs are permitted on guided hikes.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to learn about the Saguaro. I'm moving to Scottsdale in early May and hope this educational hike will be offered again.

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • McDowellSonoranConservancyHikes

    Don will be attending

    April 15, 2013

  • Margaret H.

    Is this a time change? From 7:15 to 8:45?

    April 15, 2013

    • Shelley

      yes, 8:45 is correct. Enjoy the hike!

      April 15, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Please run this on a Saturday. I'd love to attend, but I work full time.

    April 10, 2013

    • Shelley

      We'll see what we can do next hiking season, Michael.

      April 10, 2013

  • Reidun

    Assisting hike leader

    April 10, 2013

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