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Great loop trail in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Mostly flat, but there are a few places where you traverse some washes. Also there is a decent ascent about half way through the hike giving some nice views of the area. This elevation gain is what makes this a moderate rated hike. This trail will be filled with wildflowers in the spring!
Beautiful trail that has just enough elevation changes to have a decent workout....and some great views of the valley, Goodyear and the White Tanks. This trail has wildflowers in the spring and also a lot of quartz throughout. Great trail that gives you just enough of the wonderful Estrella Mountain Park that you will have to come back. Stop in at the nature center and say hi to the friendly staff and then walk out the back doors and across the parking lot to the trail.
Park entrance fees are $6 per car unless you have an annual pass of course.
This trail is a part of Estrella Mountain Regional Park even though it's located across the street. It's off of Vineyard Road near Bullard Rd. It is a very flat, sandy hike/walk. It is being used for density comparison for various desert plant life. If you're lucky, and it's not summer, you might get to see water in the river! Great location to go to for bird watching.
.5 mile nature trail in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Very smooth and flat. Has information signs on the area as well as a few plant identifiers. Definitely an easy hike and you can take strollers, wheelchairs, etc on the trail. $6 per car entrance fee for the park.
This trail is referred to as Rainbow North Loop trail. It is a beautiful trail, even better in the spring with the widflowers in bloom. Gets you back into the Estrella Mountain Park area where you will have views into Estrella Mountain Ranch area as well as Tres Rios golf course. Encountered 3 bikers, 2 trail runners and a handful of hikers on the hike today.
We did this in a counter clockwise fashion but can be done either way. Begin at the Rainbow Valley trailhead behind the rodeo arena, turn left onto Dysart Trail, turn left onto Toothaker trail and then right into the parking lot. Despite what the current map on here says, this is a 4.8 mile loop. Accurate trail info is shown in my recording.
I did this hike last week and it was great.