This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
Trail Mix member Marsha has been on an incredible hiking journey. Starting last March she created the goal to hike every day for a year. Some of you may have followed her adventures on social media like her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Marshahiking365/). Now that one year milestone will be reached on March 25th, 2017. To celebrate this amazing achievement, Marsha has invited Trail Mix to accompany her on the anniversary date and completion of her voyage. So join us at the Go John trail at Cave Creek Regional Park for an inspiring day with Marshahiking365!
Afterward the hiking portion, we'll be having a potluck dinner and bonfire at ramada #2. We have the ramada reserved from 6pm to 10pm. When you RSVP, let us know what you're bringing! Remember to bring a camping chair to sit around the campfire! The preserve asks that we refrain from using glass containers.
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: ~600 ft
DURATION: 3 hours
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DOGS: Yes if leashed
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and a water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap (http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/maps/?name=Cave%20Creek%20Regional%20Park)
DIRECTIONS: Take AZ-74/Carefree Hwy to 32nd St. Head north on 32nd St and go for about 2.5 miles to the ramada parking lot which will be on your left just past the nature center. Along the way you'll pass the toll booth. There is a $6.00 per vehicle (http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/cave-creek-regional-park/fees/) entry fee for the park. We'll meet by the ramada #2 on this park map (http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/assets/1/6/cave-creek-8x112.pdf).