for Estrella Mtn
FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.
As with all Maricopa County Parks, equestrians are welcome into the park riding
their own horse and must stay on designated trails. All
trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are
encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.
Horse Staging Area
A staging area for your horse(s) is available at this park. Please
view our maps section
for available trails.
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.
- 365 days a year
Nature Center Hours
September - Mid-May
Sun - Sat: 8 am - 4 pm
Mid-May - August
Mon - Sat: 8 am - 3 pm
Admin. Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm