FREE walk through the Botanical Gardens and Hike Papago Park after

Please note the change for this MeetUp:

We will be going to the Botanical Gardens prior to the hike at Papago.  This will allow us to see the butterfly exhibit which is open from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

We will meet at the foot bridge  entrance of the Botanical Gardens at 3:00.

The Botanical Gardens is FREE from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm today.

Pets are not allowed in the Botanical Gardens so please leave your pets at home for this one.

After we will have fun at hiking at Papago Park.  This hike is rated EASY.  We will meet at the trail head at 5:00 pm.  We will hike the double butte trail along with climbing around and on the buttes. It is up to you how much you want to climb.  You're encouraged to bring a camera and must bring at least 2 liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.

This hike is cross posted with TrailMix.

DISTANCE: 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 ft
DURATION: 3 1/2 hours includes optional activities
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: There are no bathrooms at trail head so be sure to use the facilities before leaving the Botanical Gardens.
WEBSITE: Trailmap

DIRECTIONS: Use this address for GPS:  1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008.  The closest cross street in McDowell and Galvin.  The entrance is at the rotary, follow the entrance and park.

Remember, as always YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Marshall will be your host for this event.

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  • Marshall

    I'm not sure of the name of the lady who lead us through Papago (I'm terrible remembering names) but thanks very much.

    April 10, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Anyone know what kind of snake that is?

    April 9, 2013

    • Marshall

      Someone said it was a King Snake.

      April 10, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Marshall thanks for hosting!

    April 9, 2013

  • Marshall

    What a great group! The group made the experience that much better. Thanks for joing me everyone.

    April 9, 2013

  • Cora

    Running late @ Dr's office

    April 9, 2013

  • Thereasa

    These winds are killing my sinuses. Hope we can do another hike like this again and I can make it. :(

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sick! :(

    April 9, 2013

  • Kevin

    Haven't been to the garden in quite awhile. Looking forward to it.

    April 8, 2013

  • Charles L C.

    I can't make the Botanical Garden but I'll try to make it to the hike at 5.

    April 8, 2013

  • Devang

    Same here, just moved to AZ. Would like to visit diff. places around here!

    April 8, 2013

  • Paulette B.

    New to AZ - this sounds great!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't get off work early enough ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Michael

    I haven't been to the gardens yet so this will be great !

    March 29, 2013

  • Kevin

    Haven't been to the garden in quite awhile. Looking forward to it.

    March 28, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    It's my birthday!

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looks like fun and close by

    March 8, 2013

  • Imee R.

    I will be bringing my toddler. thank you for organizing.

    March 6, 2013

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