username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Generic
3 Photosets

2020-07-25  
2020-07-04  
2016-12-10  
The Other Maricopa Trail, AZ
mini location map2020-07-04
10 by photographer avatarOregon_Hiker
photographer avatar
 
The Other Maricopa Trail, AZ 
The Other Maricopa Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2020
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking5.47 Miles 249 AEG
Hiking5.47 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   3.07 mph
249 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This was a morning walk starting in the desert behind our condo development. Not having protective footwear for the off-trail foxtail in the desert, I re-routed through a housing development where I discovered another section of the Maricopa Trail which meanders through this neighborhood. This is "the other Maricopa Trail", not the one that circles around the edge of the valley. This short trail section follows a landscaped paved path along a dry wash between housing developments, it even has lighting on posts at intervals along the path and informative trail markers. The paved trail ended at a golf course fairway so I took a random route an a street leading into the bordering housing development where I found two more Maricopa Trail markers. This led me to a patch of open desert north of the development with a dirt road I followed to Pinnacle Peak Rd. After almost getting run over by a speeding BMW SUV on Pinnacle Pk Rd, I headed south on the unfinished section of N 56th St to the safety of our condo.
Fauna
Fauna
Desert Cottontail
_____________________
HAZ Member
Oregon_Hiker's
495 Photosets

  2020-09-26
  2020-09-24
  2020-09-23
  2020-09-21
  2020-08-26
  2020-08-25
  2020-08-24
  2020-08-22
  2020-08-21
  2020-07-24
  2020-07-23
  2020-07-21
  2020-07-19
  2020-07-16
  2020-07-14
  2020-07-13
  2020-07-04
  2020-06-27
  2020-06-12
  2020-06-11
1,  2,  3,  4,  5 ... 25  
help comment issue

end of page marker