Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
Parallel Play Canyon is a 6 mile round trip canyon trip with 2,400 feet elevation gain. Located 33 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. October and November are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: AKA Park Creek Falls but most canyoneers refer to it as Parallel Play. Cool technical canyon in the lower Mazatzals near Punkin Center with a handful of rappels up to 150ft. Work up the Park trail and break to the right around 4800ft and drop into Park Creek. Once out of the narrows, there's loads of rock hopping but once the canyon walls disappear just hop up on the flat desert on the left side and walk along that back to the TH. Props to Preston for posting beta on the falls and Ted Gartner for pioneering the technical route. =)
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.