Hike Papago Park with optional FREE walk through the Botanical Gardens after

This hike is rated EASY.

Come join me and have some fun at Papago.

Dogs are NOT ALLOWED at the Botanical Gardens so please leave your pet at home unless you do not plan to attend the after hike activity.

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.

If you want you may join me after the hike for a trip to the Botanical Gardens which is FREE from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We will head over after the hike approximately 5:00. Then back to Hole in the Rock for sunset.

This hike is cross posted with TrailMix. Please only sign up on one, it is less confusing for me ;)

DISTANCE: 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 ft
DURATION: 3 1/2 hours includes optional activities
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathrooms
WEBSITE: Trailmap

DIRECTIONS: Folllow the google map link above. If coming from 202 to Priest to Gavin Parkway, turn left at light (NOT towards the zoo which requires a right turn at this light). immediately turn right to the first ramada. This can be confusing, please feel free to call or text if you have trouble finding me.

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

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  • Earnestine

    I really enjoyed the hike, (easy as stated with a lot of good direction) botanical garden, and all the hikers. Thanks Donna.

    March 14, 2013

  • Judy

    The Papago Park hike & Botanical Garden afterwards was so much fun. Nice group of people!

    March 13, 2013

  • Sharon K.

    I loved the hike, the weather was just right for me and the Papago Buttes are lovely. Also had a nice walk through the botanical gardens and sat and read there for an hour, great afternoon for me. Thanks Donna for lining this up and had a great conversation with Linda and I think Jane?? We like to eat healthy!

    March 12, 2013

  • Joe C.

    I always have anice time with this group, Thanks again, Donna and Marshall.

    March 12, 2013

  • Belinda

    Thanks for a great hike Donna and Marshall. Great options throughout for all levels.

    March 12, 2013

  • Marshall

    Thanks for hosting this Donna. It was a good time!

    March 12, 2013

  • Charlee P.

    Where do you meet up for the botanical garden?

    March 12, 2013

  • Kathe

    Ok, registered for the waitlist b4 i noticed the time change. We'll be there @4:00 as the invite originally stated so perhaps we'll see some of you on the trails.

    March 12, 2013

    • Donna M.

      This hike begins at 3 pm AZ time.

      March 12, 2013

    • Charlee P.

      So if I get there later could I still catch up with you guys?

      March 12, 2013

  • Charlee P.

    Its at four now???

    March 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    Car maintenance taking MUCH longer than expected so won't make this hike. Sorry for late notice cancellation.

    March 12, 2013

  • Karen

    cant make it to this one afterall

    March 11, 2013

  • Marilyn

    I'm going to the DBG earlier with a different Meetup group, so I'm opening this slot.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...i have to be home for the Cox ppl during this time for emergency tech service. Hope to join in an event soon.

    March 11, 2013

  • Kathleen M.

    Sorry I missed RSVP'ing in time for this one. If any slots open up would love to join. If not, will there be another one at this location in the future?

    March 11, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Dogs are NOT ALLOWED at the Botanical Gardens so please leave your pet at home unless you do not plan to attend the after hike activity. Thanks.

    March 11, 2013

  • Janis B.

    Donna Rhonda wrote she can't hike so could I take her place? Or are you trying to reduce the numbers?

    March 11, 2013

  • Rhonda M.

    I can't go now as I have to babysit for grandaughter till 4pm. I'll make it soon! Looks like you've got a lot of great hikes!!

    March 11, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Eliana, right now there is no waiting list. There are so many going I had to enlist the help of another event host. There is another hike on April 9.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is their waiting list in case someone can't make it! I would love to go! I'm from the East Valley!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Rhonda M.

    are we meeting at 625 Galvin parkway? Is there a parking lot there? I'm unsure, know where the Botanical garden is.

    March 7, 2013

    • Donna M.

      We are meeting at the hiking trail at 3:00. Follow the directions above to the parking lot.

      March 7, 2013

    • Donna M.

      Call me if you have trouble[masked]

      March 10, 2013

  • Candace

    Donna, is this trail loose gravel or paved?

    March 10, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Great interest, thanks! I've scheduled this hike 4 times now but I've never had an RSVP list grow this fast without watering it. Had I known, I would have posted a limit and a waiting list. Between the two groups there are over 45 hikers. This is another scheduled for April 9.

    March 10, 2013

  • Janis B.

    I know Candace can't come. May I take her place, Donna?

    March 10, 2013

    • Candace

      No, still planning on it if my work man leaves in time!!

      1 · March 10, 2013

    • Janis B.

      I thought you were going on thee Monday Hike not the Tuesday one - my mistake and I apologize!

      March 10, 2013

  • Linda S.

    i really want to do this hike next time. Too bad it is closed. I am looking to do an easy hike. Let me know when you do this hike again.

    March 10, 2013

  • Hylari

    RSVP is closed :( I would like to attend. I am planning to do the botanical garden first if anyone wants to join me. Thinking of being there at 1pm. Text me if you want to join me[masked]

    March 10, 2013

  • Donna M.

    I'm not sure what is happening. This hike is scheduled for 3:00 on my computer but it says 4:00 on my phone app and I think it has something to do with the time change that we don't celebrate. So now that everyone is completely confused, the hike begins at 3:00 PM AZ time.

    March 9, 2013

  • Belinda

    First time for this beginning hiker to join your goup. Sounds like a great afternoon!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Sharon K.

    Donna I plan to be there and hope to remember my camera this time.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Rhonda M.

    can we take pics of the butterfly exhibit while at the botanical garden, it's awesome...

    March 7, 2013

    • Donna M.

      I believe so. I'm bringing my camera.

      March 7, 2013

  • Charlee P.

    I thought it was today too haha

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on my way with 3 others. I can't find the phone number for the organizer so hope you get the message. We'll be there in a few minutes. Thanks!

    February 26, 2013

    • Donna M.

      This is scheduled for March 12.

      February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Whoops I got the date wrong. ;)

      February 26, 2013

  • Jane D.

    Sounds like a fun hike

    February 25, 2013

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