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Introduction to Hiking Safety PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call park for details

Saturday, May 08, 2021
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 W. Vineyard Ave.
Goodyear, AZ 85338

(602) 506-2930 ext. 6

Join the Park Ranger for an informative presentation and hike about all your desert hiking questions!

Are you new to the desert? Are you new to hiking? Are you wanting to learn what challenges are unique to our landscape? We will meet at the Horseshoe trailhead and take a 2 mile hike while answering all of your questions about gear, trail routes, and wildlife safety. Bring close toed shoes and at least 1 Liter of water.  

Know before you go. Check the website or call ahead to ensure the program has not been canceled. Be prepared for limited access to facilities and water fountains.

  • Bring a mask. Although this is an outdoor program, frequent stops may be made so the ranger an explain or highlight items along the trail(s). Masks will be required during these stops. Masks are also required in restrooms and the nature center.
  • Physical distancing. Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six (6) feet from others at all times. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
  • Personal hygiene. Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Other. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. If you sneeze while recreating on a trail, please sneeze into your elbow to avoid the spread of germs
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