42 New State Trails Designated

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The Arizona State Parks Board recently designated 42 trails from across Arizona as newly recognized State Trails System trails, adding more than 101 miles of trails to the State Trails System.

Nominations for the State Trails System for next year are due July 1.

"In every corner of Arizona, the State Trails System helps connect Arizona families with the wonders of the outdoors," said Annie McVay, resource planner for Arizona State Parks. "These new State Trails System trails, built through partnerships with local communities, stakeholders and agencies will create new opportunities for fitness and stewardship, while creating a lasting legacy for our children and grandchildren."

The system currently contains more than 750 trails and is nearing a total of 4,000 miles.

For a list of all trails in the State Trails System and to learn more about the State Trails program, visit http://azstateparks.com/trails/index.html.

For 2009, the Arizona State Parks Board designated the following 42 trails into the State Trails System:

Legends of Superior Trail, Town of Superior

Black Canyon Heritage Park Interpretive Trail, Black Canyon City Community Association

Garden Canyon Linear Park Trail, City of Sierra Vista

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail, Anza Trail Coalition

In Maricopa County

Estrella Mountain Regional Park, consisting of:

Coldwater Trail

Gila Trail

Pederson Trail

Baseline Trail

Toothaker Trail

Usery Mountain Regional Park, consisting of:

Moon Rock Trail

Spillway Trail

Ruidoso Trail

County Line Trail

Crimson Wash Trail

Amigos Wash Trail

Levee Trail

Cat's Peak Trail

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, consisting of:

Dixie Mine Trail

Granite Trail

North Trail

Scenic Trail

Bluff Trail

Nursery Tank Trail

Tonto Tank Trail

San Tan Mountain Park, consisting of:

Littleleaf Trail

Hedgehog Trail

Stargazer Trail

Malpais Trail

White Tanks Regional Park, consisting of:

Bajada Trail

Cave Creek Regional Park, consisting of:

Flume Trail

Slate Trail

Spur Cross Regional Park, consisting of:

Metate Trail

Dragonfly Trail

Elephant Mountain Trail

Tortuga Trail

In Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest

Williams Valley Trails System, consisting of:

Valley Bike Trail


Isolation Trail

Half Moon Trail

Yahoo Trail

Lookout Meadow Loop

High Road Trail

Sidewinder Trail

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