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="" 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="" 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



Reach 11 Recreation Area


Reach 11 Recreation Area is a 1,500-acre City of Phoenix rict park. The recreation area is approximately 7 miles long and less than 1/2 mile wide. The park runs east and west along the north side of the CAP canal. There are 18 miles of seven foot wide, groomed, multi-use trails that bisect the entire park. The trails meander through a unique xeroriparian desert landscape that is abundant with native vegetation and wildlife. Home to the Arizona Horse Lovers Park this is a popular area for equestrian programs and events.


Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs

​Contact Information:

Ranger Office:
(602) 534-6265

Administrative 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.