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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

Trails

Trail Name Miles KM Use Rating
Baseline 2.6 mi 4.2 km Hike only, round-trip*
Butterfield (front) 0.8 mi 1.2 km Shared use
Butterfield (back) 1.3 mi 2.3 km Shared use
Coldwater 2.9 mi 4.7 km Shared use
Dysart 1.9 mi 3.1 km Shared use
Gadsden 6.1 mi 9.6 km Shared use
Gila 0.5 mi 0.7 km Barrier-Free, round-trip*
Pedersen 6.8 mi 10.9 km Shared use, loop
Rainbow Valley Trail 4.2 mi 6.7 km Shared use
Toothaker Trail 3.7 mi 5.9 km Shared use
Distances shown above are one-way unless indicated by * for round-trip hiking distance from trailheads.
 
Competitive Tracks (Distances are round-trip from trailhead.)
Long Loop 9.5 mi 15.3 km    
Technical Loop 4.7 mi 7.6 km    
Junior Loop 1.6 mi 2.6 km    

Trail Rating Guide
During the hotter months when the temperatures and/or humidity is high, trails will be rated at least one level higher.

Rating Symbol Brief
Definition
Surface Grade Obstacles/
Steps

easiest
Paved Accessible Trail Paved or hard and smooth
None


easy

Mostly smooth and wide Dirt with occasional unevenness
2" or less, rocks and ruts

moderate
Mostly smooth, variable width Dirt with occasional unevenness
<8" rocks and ruts, loose material

moderate difficult
Mostly uneven surfaces Dirt and rock
<12" rocks and ruts, loose material

difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops

extremely difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops and excessive heat >90F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park - 8/2/2014
Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon Society - Estrella - 8/9/2014
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park - 8/9/2014
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Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Nature Center Hours
September - Mid-May
Sun - Sat: 8 am - 4 pm

Mid-May - August
Mon - Sat: 8 am - 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

Admin. Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Ph: 623-932-3811   Fax: 602-372-8596
estrellapark@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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