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Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Have you ever wanted to be one of the first to hike a trail, well here is your chance on this Thursday. Very few people know about the new trails at Lake Pleasant, and we will be hiking on one of them! From this trail we will see the lake and nice views of the park. We will meet at the South Pipeline Canyon Day Use Area and hike south on the new trail. We will be hiking the new Wild Burro Trail which is a moderate 4 miles round trip. Wear good hiking shoes, bring water and a snack. The ranger will see you at the trailhead for a scenic adventure!

Date: 9/25/2014
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours - 4 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 - South Pipeline Canyon Day Use Area, North Wild Burro Trailhead
 
Address:
Hwy 74 to MP19, turn onto Castle Hot Springs Rd., go 2 miles, turn into park, follow "Hike" signs.
Peoria, AZ  
The Desert Tortoise and Friends - McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Did you know that we have tortoises that live in the desert? What would you do if you saw one of these amazing animals in the wild? Stop by the park's Nature Center to see them in person and learn about these unique creatures. You can also check out the other animals on display (and their new habitats!), including a rattlesnake, gila monster, snakes and scorpions! Program takes place at the Nature Center.

Date: 9/25/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    Duration: up to one hour
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 Drive
MMRP, AZ  
85268