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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.

To download literature, click on the links below:

   

 

 

Exploring the Sonoran Desert - McDowell
April Fools and Cactus Blooms! - White Tank Mtn.
Meandering the Merkle - Usery Park
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross
Hiking the Grand Canyon - Usery Park
April Fool's Day Crazy Hat Sunset and Moon Glow Hike - Lake Pleasant
Night Shredders - San Tan

Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 4/2/2015
Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/2/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 4/2/2015
Bird Walk - McDowell - 4/2/2015
Desert Scavenger Hike - Lake Pleasant - 4/2/2015
Homeschool: Land Before Time - San Tan - 4/2/2015
Desert Plant Walk- White Tank Mtn. - 4/2/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 4/2/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 4/2/2015
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/2/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell - 4/3/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 4/3/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 4/3/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 - Lake Pleasant - 4/3/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 4/3/2015
Hike by the Light of a Full Moon! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/3/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 4/3/2015
Full Moon Hike - "Full Pink Moon" - Usery Park - 4/3/2015
Full Moon Hike - McDowell - 4/3/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 4/3/2015
“Scrambled EGGstravaganza” Crafts and Games - San Tan - 4/4/2015
Archery 101 (Two class times available) - Usery Park - 4/4/2015
Family Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 4/4/2015
Tot Trot on the Tortoise Trail - McDowell - 4/4/2015
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 4/4/2015
more...


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Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
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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