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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.

Reptile Discovery and Feeding - Lake Pleasant
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
Home School Program: "Measurement Matters" - Usery Park
Trail Talk Series: San Tan
Hiking 101 - San Tan
Movie Night in the Park: “Grand Canyon Adventure” - Usery Park

Long Hike by Lake Pleasant - 11/22/2014
Progressive Fitness Hike #4 - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 11/22/2014
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 11/22/2014
This Walk is for the Birds! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross - 11/22/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell - 11/22/2014
Introduction to Desert Plants - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
"The Thanksgiving Bird" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Library Series - White Tank Wash Ecosystems and Plant Life - White Tank Mtn. - 11/22/2014
Desert Tales Author Storytelling -Estrella Park - 11/22/2014
Animal Art! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 11/22/2014
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
"Rattlesnakes of Arizona!" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Campfire & Social - McDowell - 11/22/2014
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 11/23/2014
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park - 11/23/2014
Taste the Desert: Mesquite - San Tan - 11/23/2014
**Time Change** Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 11/23/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/24/2014
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 11/26/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 11/26/2014
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 11/27/2014
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Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

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Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
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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