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Malpais Trail Challenge Hike**

Saturday, January 19, 2019
07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Previous hiking experience recommended.

Saturday – **This is an advanced/difficult 9-mile hike (approx. 4 hours). Previous hiking experience is recommended.** Jump into the new year with a tough yet invigorating hike that tackles the Malpais Trail at the south end of our park. We’ll head out on San Tan Trail just before sunrise and connect onto Malpais at the east end, getting the wash half of trail completed first. We’ll get back on solid and higher ground for the second half of Malpais and head back to the visitor center via Hedgehog Trail to complete our 9-mile journey. We will stop for water, snack and rest breaks as the group needs it. Trekking poles are recommended. Bring closed-toe shoes, a hydration pack, hat, and snacks. This is a great way to work toward your 100 Miles Challenge goal! Please contact Ranger Nikki with questions about this hike, nikkibunnell@mail.maricopa.gov or 480-655-5554. Meet at the Main Entrance Trailhead. 7-11am.

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