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Trail Rules

  • Respect other users, expect other users.
  • Be friendly and courteous.
  • Share the trail. Ride, walk or run on
    the right, pass on the left.
  • Stay on the trail. Creating your own trail or cutting switchbacks creates erosion, damages habitat and causes new trails which can't be maintained.
  • Bicyclists yield to equestrians, runners and hikers.
  • Keep your bike under control and at a safe speed.
  • Runners and hikers yield to equestrians.
  • Downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic. When in doubt, give the other user the right of way.
  • Use unpaved trails only when they are dry, not muddy or wet, to avoid leaving ruts or prints.
  • Warn people when you are planning to pass. Use your voice to warn equestrians, not bells or horns.
  • Bells or horns may frighten horses.
  • Anticipate other trail users around corners and blind spots.
  • Ride within your ability at all times.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Use caution when using headphones.
    You may not be able to hear people
    trying to warn you.
  • When a horse approaches, move off the trail.
  • Leave no trace.
  • Pack out your litter.
  • Dogs should be kept on leashes and under control.

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Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn.
Make a Difference Day: Build Bat houses at McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Bike Demo - Estrella Park
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park
Library Program - The Big Green - White Tank Mtn.
PROGRAM CANCELLED Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant
Archery 101 - Usery Park
Reptile Feeding - McDowell
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
PROGRAM CANCELLED Night Time Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
“Open House and Halloween Howl!” - Cave Creek Regional Park
Ghost Story Campfire -Estrella Park
Haunted Howl-o-ween Bash - San Tan
STARGAZING - Halloween Spirit Event

Kids Series: Tortoise Tots -Estrella Park - 10/26/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/27/2014
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 10/27/2014
All About Camping - Usery Park - 10/28/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 10/29/2014
Ranger-led hike on the North Trail - McDowell - 10/29/2014
Wellness Program -Estrella Park - 10/29/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 10/29/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/29/2014
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 10/30/2014
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/30/2014
**CANCELLED** Homeschool: Know Your Snakes - San Tan - 10/30/2014
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 10/30/2014
A Close Look at Rocks, Minerals and Crystals - Lake Pleasant - 10/30/2014
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT - 10/31/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant - 10/31/2014
Take a Hike on Halloween- San Tan - 10/31/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 10/31/2014
Haunted Trail -Estrella Park - 10/31/2014
Haunted Hike! - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/31/2014
Halloween Party - White Tank Mtn. - 10/31/2014
McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning - 11/1/2014
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/1/2014
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Headquarters Admin Hours
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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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