National Trail Trek (NTT)

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National Trail Trek​​

Virtual Hybrid ​National Trail Trek (NTT)


 

The Virtual Hybrid ​National Trail Trek is a nine-day opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities to hike a 16-mile trail route within South Mountain Park/Preserve. This annual fundraiser supports the more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land located within the City of Phoenix. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the event has been modified. This year, participants will track their hikes through the interactive Walker Tracker app. The app will provide a fun, engaging and self-directed experience through which participants can choose where and when they complete their hikes. Register, hike with friends and have a fun time on the trails.

View the Virtual Hybrid National Trail Trek Map



 

Event Details:

Event Dates:
February 20 to 28, 2021



$
25​

Includes event t-shirt and access to the Walker Tracker app
(Event is limited to 500 hikers)


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National Trail Trek 2021 Map  
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FAQ: 

  • What is the Virtual National Trail Trek?This event was created in 1995 to showcase the National Trail in South Mountain Park/Preserve.​ The Virtual National Trail Trek is a nine-day opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities to hike a 16-mile trail route within the park. This annual fundraiser supports the more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land located within the City of Phoenix.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the event has been modified. This year, participants will track their hikes through the interactive Walker Tracker app. The app will provide a fun, engaging and self-directed experience through which participants can choose where and when they complete their hikes. Register, hike with friends and have a fun time on the trails. View the Hybrid National Trail Trek map.

  • ​What is Walker Tracker? - Walker Tracker is an app that can be downloaded to your smartphone to track your hike during the event. A map will be provided within the app with the trail route. As progress is made during your hike, the app will keep track of your steps and mileage. You will also be able to view the progress of other participants. Additionally, there is a discussion forum where you can communicate with other participants and cheer one another on. View the Hybrid National Trail Trek map​.

  • Know "Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Guidelines - The National Trail Trek is an outdoor event that is susceptible to environmental conditions that are often unpredictable and can change quickly. Please review weather conditions as we near the event date range and plan accordingly. Review “Take a Hike. Do it Right.” safety guidelines


 

 

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Thank you to these community partners!

Trader Joe's Pivot Cycles Starbucks Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association Gravity Riders Organization of Arizona Camelback Medical Centers Watermill Express ​​



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Photo submittals:​

If you'd like to share event photos, please e-mail them in JPG format to natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov, making sure to provide your full name and any descriptive information you would like included in the photo credit. Photos may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to use on social media, website and future Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department promotions.



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