42 New State Trails Designated By Parks Board


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


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

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

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (NF) 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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