Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Oracle State Park Day Hike


when? Trip Report : February 4, 2012
where? Oracle
the hike     Come help celebrate the grand re-opening of Oracle State Park! Oracle State Park is a 4,000 acre wildlife refuge with oak woodland and desert grassland; views of the Catalinas, the San Pedro River Valley, and the Galiuro Mountains; a historic ranch house; and 15 miles of trail for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. We plan on hiking about 6-8 miles, depending on the route we decide upon, but there are many short segments of trails, if you would like to hike a shorter loop on your own. We will either have lunch on the trail or at one of the picnic areas in the park, and then take a tour of the Historic Kannally Ranch House and the small botanical gardens if time allows.
    NOTE: If you are choosing to do a shorter hike, then you may want to bring a book to enjoy while you relax and wait for the group to complete the scheduled hike.
    Everyone – Please bring your lunch.
distance 6-8 miles
time 3-5 hours for the hike itself, but it will be an All Day activity
EC +-400' elevation change
elevations The park is at approximately 4400'
on trail 100%
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost There is a day use charge of $7 per vehicle for Oracle State Park. Please share gas expenses with your driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Oracle
meet 6:30 AM in the parking lot south of Einstein Bros. Bagels on the SE corner of 48th Street & Ray Road, west of I-10. For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the west curb of the parking lot and not in the Einstein’s common parking area. We will leave promptly at 6:45 AM.


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