New Guided Hikes Announced at Kartchner Caverns State Park

February 6, 2020

PHOENIX — Discover the beauty and wonder of southern Arizona’s Whetstone Mountains on a guided hike with a ranger this year!


Join a group of like-minded individuals as an expert gives a tour of the Ocotillo and Foothills trails in 2020. Discover the landscape through the changing seasons and see the diverse ecology of the area as you hike along the trails. The guide will share interesting facts about the area, point out different flora, and you never know what wildlife might cross your path!


Each event offers a different experience; the Ocotillo trail is a 1.2-mile extension of the Foothills trail. The Ocotillo hike will be 3.2 miles round trip, and the Foothills trail takes you 2.5 miles through the foothills of the mountains. Both trails are rated moderate to difficult. Choose a trail for your experience, wear appropriate footwear, and bring plenty of water and snacks for the hike! Plus, from June-September, summer sunset hikes will be offered on both trails.


WHAT: Guided Hikes


WHERE: Kartchner Caverns State Park


WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month, Various Times

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