Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Hassayampa River Preserve Day Hike
when Sunday, January 30, 2022
where Wickenburg
the hike     The Hassayampa River Preserve consists of approximately 770 acres along the Hassayampa River, just south of Wickenburg, AZ. This river is one of the few undammed rivers in Arizona, which flows above ground, creating an riparian oasis in the Sonoran Desert.
    They have recorded 280 species of birds in this area. They have a nice pamphlet showing what you may see at different times of the year. In January, you may see Anna’s hummingbirds and woodpeckers, possibly a few other species.
    You may want to bring a pair of binoculars and a pen. Also bring the usual: a hat, water, and a camera if you wish.
distance About 7 miles to hike all the trails. If you wish to do a shorter hike, then you can just skip one or more of the trails.
time 4 hours
EC 100' for the lookout, otherwise level
elevations Trailhead is at 2,240'
type nature walk
starting at Visitor Center
on trail 100%
rating "C-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost $5 entry fee. Maricopa County Park pass accepted.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Wickenburg
leader
You must email the leader to confirm with your name and cell phone number.
meet 9:00 AM at the Hassayampa River Preserve, Wickenburg.
drive
•  I-17 north to Carefree Highway (state route 74), which is exit #223A.
Turn left onto the Carefree Highway, then go west for 28.4 miles.
Right on US 60. Go 6.2 miles on US 60, then take a left into the preserve (it will be shortly after mile marker 114, you’ll see a small brown sign with binoculars). Watch carefully for it, it is not as well marked as it should be.

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