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Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Here is your chance to hike one of the most spectacular trails in the park and see the lake like you have never seen it before by moonlight. Very few people know about the new trails at Lake Pleasant, and we will be hiking on one of the most scenic in the whole park! From this trail we will see the entire lake and fantastic views of the park. We will meet at the Cottonwood Day Use Area / North Pipeline Canyon Trailhead. We will be hiking the new Yavapai Point Trail which is a moderate 3 mile round trip up during sunset and down during moon rise. Wear good hiking shoes, bring water and a snack. The ranger will see you at the North Pipeline Canyon Trailhead / Cottonwood Day Use Area for a scenic adventure!

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours - 3 miles
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger, 602-372-7470 x 211
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Cottonwood Day Use Area, North Pipeline Canyon Trailhead
 
Address:
Hwy 74 to MP19, turn onto Castle Hot Springs Rd., go 5 miles, go thru North gate, take first right.
Peoria, AZ  
Family Full Moonlight Mile Hike *CANCELLED - McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**This one-mile hike will offer a lot of reward for just a little effort! Join the Ranger on this 1-mile out and back hike on the Hilltop Trail. Experience the desert in a new way on this short, but sweet, moonlight adventure! Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area.

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 6:30 PM    Duration: up to 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy R
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP, AZ  
85268
Night Shredders - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
If you’re looking for an adventure where your trail riding abilities will be challenged, then look no further than Night Shredders. You will be riding the San Tan trails after park hours, which means it’s only the rocks, dips, and turns you’ll navigate through. Our policy, “No Rider Left Behind” means we ride together in a group for safety reasons. It is mandatory to wear a helmet and please bring plenty of water, an extra tube and 2 sources of light; LED rechargeable lights with at least 600 lumen. Why? The desert gets very dark at night. Riders under 18-years of age must complete a Parental Consent form. Hope to see you on the trail soon. Meet at the Flag Pole.

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 6:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the flag pole
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross **CANCELLED**
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
October 8 Wednesday 7:00 pm Full Moon Hike (moderate) The Conservation Area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While we will attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case you need it. (THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST WET WEATHER. OUR NEXT SCHEDULED FULL MOON HIKE IS ON THURSDAY, NOV.8 AT 6PM)

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Interpretive Ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488--6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Full Moon Hike - Estrella Park - Please read full posting
Estrella Mountain Park
The desert is beautiful at night and even more so under the glow of a full moon. Treat yourself to this relaxing hike in the peace of the desert outdoors. Clear your mind and feel refreshed by getting up and out! Bring water and good shoes and meet at the Nature Center.

NOTE: If it is raining during the event, the hike may be cancelled. If there is a break in the rain, there may be a shorter hike. If raining, the Park Ranger will still do a program inside the Nature Center (starting at 7:30 p.m.). The program will be on how wildlife in the park is affected by rain and big rain events. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 7:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle