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Parks and Preserves: Local, State and National

Below are links to local and state parks, preserves, recreation areas and trails.

City Parks & Preserves
Cave Creek - Black Mountain Conservancy
Chandler - Paseo Trail
Glendale - Trails
Peoria - Trails
Phoenix - Lookout Mountain
Phoenix - Mountain Parks & Preserves
Phoenix - North Mountain
Phoenix - Piestewa (Squaw) Peak
Phoenix - South Mountain | MAP
Scottsdale - McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Scottsdale - Trails
Tempe - Hayden Butte
Tempe - Papago | MAP

Maricopa County Regional Parks & Recreation

Mountain Parks Annual Pass

* $75 Annual Pass
* $65 Senior Annual Pass

This pass allows entry to all Maricopa County parks, excluding Lake Pleasant Regional Park and Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, for one year from the date of purchase. To obtain an application, visit your favorite park, contact park headquarters at 602.506.2930 or download the application and mail along with applicable fees to:

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department
Headquarters Administrative Offices
234 N. Central Ave, Suite 6400
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Buckeye Hills Regional Park | MAP
Cave Creek Regional Park | MAP
Estrella Mountain Regional Park | Trail Guide
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park | MAP
San Tan Mountain Regional Park | MAP
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area | MAP
Usery Mountain Regional Park | MAP
White Tank Regional Park | MAP

Visit the above link for the State Parks Homepage.

Arizona State Parks Annual Pass

* $75 Standard Annual Pass + $5 Handling
* $200 Premium Annual Pass + $5 Handling

Standard Annual Pass allows day-use access at all Arizona State Parks for pass holder and up to three additional adults in the same vehicle, with the exception of weekends (Friday-Sunday) and state holidays at the River Parks (Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove, Buckskin Mountain, and River Island). Premium Annual Pass allows day-use access to all Arizona State Parks as mentioned above with no weekend or state holiday restrictions. To obtain an application, visit your favorite park, contact park headquarters at 1-888-498-0037 or download the application and mail along with applicable fees to:

Arizona State Parks
Gift Catalog
1300 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

All of the State Parks listed below are within 120 miles or a 2-hour drive of the metropolitan city noted. Click on the city name for more information about these State Parks and to locate trail maps.

Phoenix – Lost Dutchman, McFarland Historic, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Picacho Peak, Fort Verde, Dead Horse Ranch, Tonto Natural Bridge, Jerome, Red Rock.
Flagstaff – Riordan Mansion, Slide Rock, Red Rock, Fort Verde, Dead Horse, Verde River Greenway Natural Area, Homolovi Ruins, Jerome.
Tucson – Catalina, Oracle, Picacho Peak, Tubac Presidio Historic, Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone Courthouse, McFarland Historic, Patagonia Lake, Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

Note: Some State Parks have been closed temporarily due to refurbishing, improvement, etc.

National Forests of Arizona

Visit this link to determine whether or not the National Forest or Lake you want to visit requires a Day-Use Pass.

Apache-Sitgreaves - Mount Baldy east to Escudilla Mountain (White Mountains)
Coconino - Sedona and Flagstaff; all of the Grand Canyon.
Coronado - Southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico; Sky Islands.
Kaibab - Sycamore Canyon, Kendrick Mountain and Kanab Creek; borders both the North and South rims of the Grand Canyon.
Prescott - Juniper, Santa Maria, Sierra Prieta, and Bradshaw Mountains near Prescott; Black Hills, Mingus Mountain, Black Mesa, and the headwaters of the Verde River.
Tonto - Payson and Phoenix; Mogollon Rim, Mazatzal Wilderness, Superstition Wilderness, Four Peaks, Pinal Mountains.

Lakes & Rivers of Tonto National Forest, Arizona
Lakes - Apache Lake, Barlett Reservoir, Canyon Lake, Horseshoe Reservoir, Roosevelt Lake, Saguaro Lake
Rivers - Salt River (Lower), Verde River (Lower)

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Table of Contents

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Wait List Procedure October 14, 2013 10:42 AM Gary R.
RSVP Guidelines May 6, 2012 5:49 PM Gary R.
The HHH Mission Statement May 6, 2012 5:05 PM Gary R.
EVENT HOST vs GROUP ORGANIZERS: The Difference? March 17, 2012 4:48 PM P-kitty
Hypothermia kills... March 4, 2012 9:57 PM David A.
RAIN GEAR; WHAT KIND TO BUY February 28, 2010 8:45 AM David A.
What's In Your Backpack? March 17, 2012 4:47 PM P-kitty
Arizona's Highs and Lows: Peaks and Canyons September 18, 2009 11:23 AM P-kitty
Parks and Preserves: Local, State and National January 2, 2011 1:12 PM P-kitty
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Abound! January 2, 2011 11:48 AM P-kitty
Sun Protection September 18, 2009 11:24 AM P-kitty
About Hiking Hikers Hiking Group November 26, 2015 4:04 PM David & L.

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