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Fridays Fitness Hike - *Meet @ Eagle’s Nest Trailhead*– Dixie Mine Trail - McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
ALL Fridays, 7:00am (Start Time) Fridays Fitness Hike – Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. It's a great way to meet people and get fit! We build up to a more strenuous hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring water. Meet at the Eagle’s Nest Trailhead, which is outside of the Park- at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd, for a hike on the beautiful Dixie Mine Trail. 6 miles. Note: this is a long and moderately difficult hike, so bring a snack and more water than you think you'll need.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Duration: 4.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.,Scottsdale, AZ 85269
Photo courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com, AZ  
Friday Fitness Series #4
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
April 26 Friday 8:00 am Friday Fitness Series #4 (moderate) Join us for this fourth and final of a series of Friday walks in April which progressively get more difficult each week. This fourth walk will be a combination of the Metate and Dragonfly loops for a total of about 4.5 miles. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 3 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
 
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How have people survived off the land for thousands of years? Which desert plants are edible and when are they edible? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about desert edibles, then this walk is for you! Join Ranger B on this quarter-mile stroll along the Desert Hawk Trail as he shares some useful facts about our edible desert plants. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Desert Wash Hike at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
1.5 miles total. Some rock hopping and climbing. The desert washes are critical to the well being of the desert. They provide shelter for the inhabitants, channel storm runoff and reveal a cutaway view of the geology of the area. Join the staff on a walk through one of the Park’s more interesting washes. There is some rock hopping and climbing on this one and most of the walk is in sand so it can be a little too strenuous for small children and those with physical limitations. Plan accordingly. No dogs on this hike please. Meet near the Area 9 rest room at 9:00 am.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Speaker: Park Rangers
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle - Park Entry Fee
 
 
Horseshoe Trail Hike - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
This hike is great for beginners. This 2-mile out and back hike will be along the rolling hills of the horseshoe trail. If you are new to desert hiking, this is an easy hike to test your skills. Ranger Amy will provide helpful information to keep you hiking all summer long! Meet at the Horseshoe Trailhead.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Animal BINGO! - McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Bring the kids out to the park for a game of BINGO, Desert-style, where finding animal clues like holes in saguaros & bird nests on the trail can win you prizes! Meet at the Visitor Center for this family-friendly program with the Ranger along the Tortoise Trail.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyford@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Join an exciting new mountain bike meet up group at San Tan. Riders of all levels are encouraged to meet at the main trailhead at the designated time. Once everyone has arrived, we will have a brief chat about the latest in mountain biking news and go for a quick warm up ride as a group. Once our muscles are warm we will break up into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups to conquer the amazing trails of San Tan. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, meet local riders, exercise, and just have fun. Please bring plenty of water, your bike and a helmet.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://maricopa.gov/parks/santan
Contact: (480) 655-5554 ext.201
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
3 Dog Nights Hike! - Cave Creek
Cave Creek Regional Park
Ranger Mark is going to take his dogs for a hike on the Overton Trail (3.5 miles). You and your friendly dog(s) are invited to join them! We will experience a bit of elevation and watch the city light up as the sun sets. Bring sturdy shoes, flashlights, water for you and your pets, and leashes are required. Don’t forget, you will be required to clean up after your pet, so come prepared. Woof! Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 4/26/2013
Time: 6:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle Park Entry Fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/cave_creek/
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov 623-465-0431 ext. 202
Location: Cave Creek Regional Park - Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331