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Trail Rules

  • Respect other users, expect other users.
  • Be friendly and courteous.
  • Share the trail. Ride, walk or run on
    the right, pass on the left.
  • Stay on the trail. Creating your own trail or cutting switchbacks creates erosion, damages habitat and causes new trails which can't be maintained.
  • Bicyclists yield to equestrians, runners and hikers.
  • Keep your bike under control and at a safe speed.
  • Runners and hikers yield to equestrians.
  • Downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic. When in doubt, give the other user the right of way.
  • Use unpaved trails only when they are dry, not muddy or wet, to avoid leaving ruts or prints.
  • Warn people when you are planning to pass. Use your voice to warn equestrians, not bells or horns.
  • Bells or horns may frighten horses.
  • Anticipate other trail users around corners and blind spots.
  • Ride within your ability at all times.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Use caution when using headphones.
    You may not be able to hear people
    trying to warn you.
  • When a horse approaches, move off the trail.
  • Leave no trace.
  • Pack out your litter.
  • Dogs should be kept on leashes and under control.

To download literature, click on the links below:

   

 

 

Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant
Homeschool: Intro. to Junior Ranger - San Tan
The Desert Floor - McDowell

Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 10/3/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area - 10/3/2014
Geology Underfoot - San Tan - 10/3/2014
Home School Program: "No Bats in my Belfry!" - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 10/3/2014
All About Ants - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/3/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 10/3/2014
Ghosts -n- Goldmines - San Tan - 10/3/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 10/4/2014
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 10/4/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 10/4/2014
Wag 'n' Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 10/4/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/4/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/4/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 10/4/2014
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 10/4/2014
Desert Hiking Tips - Lake Pleasant - 10/4/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 10/4/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan - 10/4/2014
**CANCELLED** Birding Adventures - San Tan - 10/5/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/6/2014
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant - 10/8/2014
Family Full Moonlight Mile Hike - McDowell - 10/8/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 10/8/2014
more...


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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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