Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100 degrees or warmer4Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100 degrees or warmer<div class="ExternalClass2CC0A0158ABE4807B10863919E4E57EB"><p>Dogs are prohibited on city of Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. </p><p><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/pets_safe_heat_wave.html?" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during warm weather months.</a> #hikeright<br></p></div>5/4/2018 7:00:00 AM8/31/2018 7:00:00 AM
Hiking Safety Heat Message3Hiking Safety Heat Message<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>Triple-digit temperatures are in the forecast for the Phoenix area. City of Phoenix Park Rangers advise not hiking during these weather conditions and ask that you always follow these life-saving <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.</p><p>Monitor the <a href="https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAZ0166:1:US" target="_blank">local forecast</a> and understand that all<a href="/parkssite/Documents/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"> trail difficulty ratings</a> are raised one level when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. #hikeright<br></p></div>5/4/2018 7:00:00 AM9/30/2018 7:00:00 AM
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area North Overbank Trail Temporary Restriction Notice12Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area North Overbank Trail Temporary Restriction Notice<div class="ExternalClass0A6C17E53B394F3DAC5D3D188FF3DF2A"><p>​Access to Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area's North Overbank Trail will be temporarily restricted due to a sandblasting public art project during the morning hours on <strong>June 25 to July 4</strong>. The work will be done on the trail's east and west bridges, and near the pond at the NE Central Ave. Trailhead.<br></p><p>For additional information, call 602-262-6863. #hikeright<br></p></div>6/20/2018 7:00:00 AM7/5/2018 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Papago Park

 

Just minutes from downtown, Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational facilities.  Comprised primarily of sandstone, the range is known for its massive buttes that rise and fall throughout the park.  The trails that interlace the area are generally easy treks. The smooth footing and low elevation gain make it a popular place for running and mountain biking. Papago Park is home two of the regions most visited attractions, the world-class Phoenix Zoo and the stunning Desert Botanical Garden.  Additionally, the park boasts an archery range, orienteering course, Papago Ponds fishing lagoon, the Hall of Flame Museum, Papago Park Baseball/Softball Complex, and the Papago Golf Course, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils' golf team.

 

Trail Map & Descriptions
 

Trailheads:

Papago Park
625 N. Galvin Pkwy.

Papago West Park
626 N. Galvin Pkwy.

 

Parking/Entrance Hours:

East of Galvin Pkwy.
5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

West of Galvin Pkwy.
Sunrise to Sunset

 

Trail Hours:
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

 
Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs
 

Contact Information:

Ranger Office:
(602) 495-5458

Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only):
(602) 495-5458

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves
or call (602) 261-8318


Take a hike, do it right logo

Review "Take a Hike. Do it Right." guidelines before visiting the trail.  The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits. 

 


Ramada Usage at Papago Park:

The ramadas at Papago Park are available for public use, however unlike most City of Phoenix ramadas, they do require a reservation.  Please see the helpful links below to learn more about reserving a ramada at Papago Park.  Ramada reservations must be made in person at one of our local Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department facilities.

Papago Park Ramada MapMountain Preserve Ramada GuidelinesMountain Preserve Ramada Information