Valleywide, AZ 85000
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The Maricopa County Regional Trail System includes over 300 miles of existing trails that ring the County. The Maricopa Trail promotes the establishment of open space corridors while providing off-street, non-motorized recreation opportunities for bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians to recreate on. In addition, the trail system links to all of Maricopa County's regional parks by traversing 15 separate municipalities.
The Maricopa Trail is also the home of the Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race. Each spring, hundreds of mountain bike enthusiasts flock to the Maricopa Trail to test their skill level on the challenging course. The race begins in the Town of Cave Creek and winds its way through the rugged terrain of the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and Cave Creek Regional Park, concluding lakeside at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
Most segments of the Maricopa Trail are open 24 hours a day. Segments that are located in regional parks adhere to park hours.
When the park has issued a fire ban, regardless of the Air Quality banner status, park visitors must follow the park's guidelines/restrictions.