​Sonoran Preserve

Desert wildflowers and saguario cactus

Apache Wash Trailhead
1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.

Desert Hills Trailhead
705 W. Carefree Hwy.

Desert Vista Trailhead
1900 W. Desert Vista Tr.


Trailhead Hours:
5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trail Hours:
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.



Contact Information:

Ranger Office: 602-495-6939
Administrative Office: 602-495-5458

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

 

 

Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100° or warmer4Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100° or warmer<div class="ExternalClass2CC0A0158ABE4807B10863919E4E57EB"><p>Dogs are prohibited on <strong>ALL</strong> 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 your pets safe during warm weather months.</a></p></div>5/3/2017 7:00:00 AM9/30/2017 7:00:00 AM
Heat Advisory3Heat Advisory<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>Triple-digit heat is 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.<br></p></div>5/3/2017 7:00:00 AM9/30/2017 7:00:00 AM

​General Description of Sonoran Preserve - Coming Soon

Sonoran Preserve Important Notices:

  • There are no current notices

Take a hike, do it right.

Trails rating guide

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

Additional History and Area Information:

Sonoran Preserve Master Plan