The mercury is rising! But, morning temperatures are still delightful allowing you to enjoy a hike on one of Thunderbird Conservation Park's 17-miles of trails.
Starting on February 6, trained trail crews from the American Conservation Experience (ACE) have been performing maintenance to the Park's trails. No new trails will be constructed, but maintenance steps such as boulder removal, raking of loose rocks on inclines, tread leveling, installation of erosion controls and more are being done to improve the trails. The crew will work through the end of May (unless the temperatures become too hot). Only short sections of the trails will be closed at a time.
Dedicated to preserving the desert environment, the 1,185-acre park also offers multiple Ramadas, an amphitheater and four Viewing Blinds – decorative block walls with “windows” for viewing the 50+ different species of wildlife attracted to the man-made water feature.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset - the gates are locked at sunset.
The main entrance is located on 59th Avenue between Deer Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads. Additional parking and entrances are available on 67th Avenue and Patrick Lane, and on Pinnacle Peak east of 55th Avenue. For additional information about the park and a description of the trails visit click here.