Coyote Trail #2
Trail Open: Year Round
Area Located: Old Marina/Coyote Shelter
Type of trail:
Soapweed Yucca (Yucca glauca)
This plant is found all throughout the Midwest, up to Montana down through Texas. Many animals rely on Yucca for food and shelter, and even nesting sites for birds. One common animal you might see near one is a black-tailed jack rabbit. Native Americans had many uses for the Yucca. Flowers/fruits were for medicinal purposes and dye while stalks were used for baskets, ropes and brushes. The Yucca gets its name because it was used for soap as well. Root systems can reach up to 25ft into the ground.