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:
Usery Mountain Regional Park, consisting of:
Moon Rock Trail
County Line Trail
Crimson Wash Trail
Amigos Wash Trail
Cat's Peak Trail
McDowell Mountain Regional Park, consisting of:
Dixie Mine Trail
Nursery Tank Trail
Tonto Tank Trail
San Tan Mountain Park, consisting of:
White Tanks Regional Park, consisting of:
Cave Creek Regional Park, consisting of:
Spur Cross Regional Park, consisting of:
Elephant Mountain Trail
In Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest
Williams Valley Trails System, consisting of:
Valley Bike Trail
Half Moon Trail
Lookout Meadow Loop
High Road Trail