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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:

   

 

 

Friday Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine - McDowell
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn.
Hiking the Scenic Yavapai Point Trail - Lake Pleasant
“Just for Kids” – Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park
Meet the Michelin Man! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Wolves in Arizona - McDowell

Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 2/13/2016
Progressive Fitness Hike #6 - Usery Park - 2/13/2016
Hike the Go-John Trail! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/13/2016
NEW! - Strike a Pose, Sonoran-Style! (Family Yoga) - White Tank Mtn. - 2/13/2016
***JUST ADDED, BY POPULAR DEMAND! - Rattlesnakes: Facts and Fiction! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/13/2016
Archery 101 - San Tan - 2/13/2016
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 2/13/2016
History Hiking to a View Above the Lake - Lake Pleasant - 2/13/2016
Eat the Desert - Usery Park - 2/13/2016
Bike Demo Day - McDowell - 2/13/2016
Liberty Wildlife Raptors -Estrella Park - 2/13/2016
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 2/13/2016
Archery 202 - San Tan - 2/13/2016
Nature Photography for Beginners - Usery Park - 2/13/2016
Sweethear Stampede & Singles Mingle Scenic Trail Sunset Social Hike & Campfire - McDowell - 2/13/2016
Desert Explorations -Estrella Park - 2/14/2016
Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 2/14/2016
Hike the Military Trail this Valentine’s Day! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/14/2016
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 2/14/2016
Black Rock Petroglyph Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 2/15/2016
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 2/15/2016
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park - 2/15/2016
Lower Dragonfly Trail Walk - Spur Cross - 2/17/2016
Wednesday Wildflower Walk -White Tank Mtn. - 2/17/2016
Home School: Desert Discoveries - Usery Park - 2/17/2016
more...


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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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