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.
Paved - Car Okay
To hike From Phoenix, south on I-10 to the AZ 347 exit. ~14 miles to third light in Maricopa. (Not counting lights along the highway.) Right at the Circle K / AZ 238. Beware, speed limit is 40 MPH for several miles out of town. In ~23 miles, just before MM17, turn right into the large dirt parking area. Note that as of 2014, it is illegal to drive further on FR 8002 due to desert restoration.