The 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.
Track Map (467 kb)
(Always check with the Park Office for
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.