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 Events for Estrella Mtn 
<February 2016>

Competitive Track

2 people riding bikesThe third competitive track in the Maricopa County Regional Park system, located in Estrella Mountain Regional Park, was completed in February 2000. The track consists of two loops totaling 13 miles. The long loop is 8 miles and is challenging, but may be used by persons of all skill levels. The technical loop is 5 miles and is recommended for experts only.

All of the competitive tracks are primarily used by Mountain Bicyclists, but are also used from time-to-time by cross country runners and "endurance" horse riders. The tracks are designed for high speeds, racing events and fun. They feature steep climbs, and drops, fast corners, twists and turns and rugged rocky terrain.

Development of the Estrella Track was made possible through a partnership with Phoenix International Raceway. Construction crews from PIR built access and service roads, parking lots, and a nearby Group Campground.

Competitive Track Map  (467 kb)

(Always check with the Park Office for camping reservations.)


Estrella Park offers over 33 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Park Trails range in length from 2.3 miles to 8.8 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. If you are looking for an easy, relatively short hike, the 2.4 mile Baseline Trail is recommended. If you are looking for a long, all day hike, the Pederson Trail encompasses 8.7 miles.

Hiking and riding trails are easily accessible via trailheads located at the arena and amphitheater. A mountain bike trail brochure that categorizes trail difficulty is available at the park office. Visit Estrella's Trails page for a complete list of trails and distances.
All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.


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Believe it or Not! Animal Intelligence -Estrella Park - 2/20/2016
Biomimicry -Estrella Park - 2/21/2016
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 2/21/2016
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 2/25/2016
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 2/28/2016
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 3/3/2016
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Wildflower Hike -Estrella Park - 3/11/2016
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 3/12/2016
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Dinner with the Critters -Estrella Park - 3/12/2016
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike- Estrella Park - 3/12/2016
Our Tasty Desert -Estrella Park - 3/13/2016
Animal Signs -Estrella Park - 3/13/2016
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 3/17/2016
Wildflower Hike -Estrella Park - 3/19/2016
Believe it or Not! Animal Intelligence -Estrella Park - 3/19/2016
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 3/19/2016
Investigating the Past -Estrella Park - 3/20/2016
Arizona Wildlife Mythbusting -Estrella Park - 3/20/2016
Full Moon Hike -Estrella Park - 3/23/2016

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Sun - Sat: 8 am - 4 pm

Mid-May - Mid-October
Mon - Sat: 8 am - 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

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Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Ph: 623-932-3811   Fax: 602-372-8596
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