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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:

   

 

 

McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT
In Search of Early Wildflowers - Lake Pleasant
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park
Wag the Dog - San Tan
All About Desert Survival - Usery Park
All About the Hohokam - San Tan
Ranger Guided Lake Knowledge Short Walk - Lake Pleasant
Animal Signs! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park

100 Miles in 100 Days Celebration! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
In Search of Birds, with Joe Ford! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
Dig into Archaeology: Outdoor Event - San Tan - 2/28/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 2/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 2/28/2015
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
**CANCELLED** Animal Signs -Estrella Park - 2/28/2015
*TIME CHANGE* White Tank Art Fair - White Tank Mtn - 2/28/2015
100 Mile in 100 Days Final Celebration - McDowell - 2/28/2015
100 Miles Celebration -Estrella Park - 2/28/2015
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
Looking for Early Wildflowers 10AM Hike - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
Pollywoggin’ Storytime with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
WONDERFUL WORLD OF PLANTS (FLOWERS) with Joe Ford! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 11AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
Looking for Early Wildflowers 1PM Hike - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
“100 Miles in 100 Days” Celebration - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
Family Mystery Hike -Estrella Park - 2/28/2015
100-Mile Challenge Celebration - San Tan - 2/28/2015
100 Miles in 100 Days Celebration - White Tank Mtn - 2/28/2015
Geology of the Superstitions - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 3/1/2015
**TIME CHANGE** White Tank Art Fair - White Tank Mtn - 3/1/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/1/2015
more...


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- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
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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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