Dreamy Draw BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Hike Cindy will lead this BEGINNER hike on the numerous and varied trails of the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area. Whichever way the wind blows. (Trail selection varies with each hike.) Length: 1.5-2.5 miles Elevation: 1,580 ft. - 1,380 ft. Trail Composition: Compacted dirt, loose rocks, gravel. Difficulty: EASY to MODERATE. We're enjoying the experience slowly, seeing all we can see. We'll explore the many and varied trails of the Dreamy Draw---some level, some slightly steeper. Dreamy Draw Trails (http://phoenix.gov/PARKS/hikephx.html) WHAT TO BRING : WATER (1-2 liters), long sleeves/jacket, headlight/flashlight is necessary. MEETING LOCATION: The Dreamy Draw Recreation Area is located at the END of Northern, just East of SR-51. If you are coming either North or South on SR-51, exit at Northern. Northern dumps into the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area. Follow the road into the recreation area to the parking lot. There is but one entry road with no deviation as you drive toward the parking lot. (MapQuest shows a service road that is not accessible to the public.) The trailhead is located just north of the parking lot in Dreamy Draw Recreation Area near 19th Street and Northern Avenue. A large paved parking lot, drinking water and restrooms are available. Dreamy Draw Recreation Area - MAP (http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Phoenix&state=AZ&address=2000+E+Northern+Ave&zipcode=85028) DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Navigate to the above link, select Directions To/From under, then input the address from which you are coming. Or click the DIRECTIONS icon and input the fictitious address of 2000 E Northern Ave, Phoenix along with the address from which you are coming. REMINDER! Begin to HYDRATE at least an hour BEFORE the hike and bring WATER to maintain hydration during the hike. RECOVER after the hike with beverages containing electrolytes or low-sugar sports drinks.
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