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Recreation possibilities are endless with miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Designating these beautiful trails for non-motorized use only allows the public to be safe and enjoy the desert in its primitive state. Interpretive Rangers offer guided hikes, at no additional cost to the “Day Use” entry fee.

Hiking is available at these Maricopa County Parks. Click on the below links for more information on hiking at the park, including trail maps, trail difficulty, and guided hikes.

NOTE: Pets, on leashes no longer than 6 feet, are permitted in the parks and on the trails. If your pet fertilizes the trail, please remove the debris and leave the trail as you found it for fellow hikers.

Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Sonoran Trail- DIFFICULT
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park
Introduction to Desert Plants - Usery Park
The Geology of Arizona - Usery Park

Progressive Fitness Hike #5 - Usery Park - 11/29/2014
Basic Geocaching - McDowell - 11/29/2014
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 11/29/2014
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/29/2014
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park - 11/29/2014
Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 11/29/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 11/29/2014
Man on the Mountain: Historical Hike - San Tan - 11/29/2014
Things to Do At or Near Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 11/29/2014
Campground Nature Walk - Usery Park - 11/29/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan - 11/29/2014
Stargazing For Everyone -Estrella Park - 11/29/2014
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 11/30/2014
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 11/30/2014
Kids Series: The Saguaro Cactus -Estrella Park - 11/30/2014
The Desert Tortoise and Friends - McDowell - 11/30/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 11/30/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 12/1/2014
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 12/3/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 12/3/2014
Animal Tracks and Scat - Usery Park - 12/3/2014
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 12/4/2014
Winter Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/4/2014
Hiking for Fitness - Lake Pleasant - 12/4/2014
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 12/4/2014
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except holidays 

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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