Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
when Trip Report : October 11, 2020
where Gilbert
the hike     Looking for something easy where you don’t have a long drive and can still make it to 11:00 AM Mass? With the cooler morning temps its time to start doing local hikes again. This is a very easy hike at the water reclamation park.
    We will be doing in-out hikes around the lakes from the center core to the south boundary and back again. You will see lots of water birds and rabbits. The park consists of 7 lakes with flat crushed stone shaded paths between. There are two public toilets and three drinking fountains.
    https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/riparian-preserve-at-water-ranch
Bring:
•  A hat.
At least 1 quart of water.
Camera.
A face mask in case you want to do the Henhouse Cafe breakfast at NE corner of Higley and Guadalupe Roads afterwards.
Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers. Hiking boots and poles are not required.
distance 3 miles
time 1½ hours. Breakfast afterwards optional.
EC minimal elevation change
elevations 1237'
type round trip
starting at The east end of the library parking lot on the southeast corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads. Meet under the ramada.
on trail 100%
rating "D"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Gilbert
meet 8:00 AM Sunday at the east end of the library parking lot on the southeast corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads. Meet under the ramada.
drive
•  Take US 60 to the Greenfield Road exit.
Turn south on Greenfield Road. The Southeast Regional Library is on your left about 1½ miles south of US 60.
NOTE: We meet at the east end of the library parking lot, NOT in the smaller preserve lot, although you can park there if there is room and walk the short distance to the Library.
Preserve address:
2757 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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