West Valley

City parks and recreation: This is a great place to find a variety of different sports teams and leagues. There is also information on different lessons and classes you can take.

West Valley Trails

Name Park/Trail: Deem Hills Recreation Area

# trails at this location: 7
Link: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/deem-hills/trail-map
Pdf of map: https://www.phoenix.gov/parkssite/Documents/056885.pdf
Bike, Horse or Hike: Bike, Horse, and Hike Trail Options.

Name Park/Trail: Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Estrella Mountain Regional Park. These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954. Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes a large wetland, or riparian, area. The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearance to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers. The Sierra Estrella range, or Star Mountains, was once within the Mexican border, and remained so until the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. Today, many amenities are available to visitors, including the only grass picnic. area (65-acres) in the Maricopa County Park System.

# trails at this location: 10
Link: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/estrella/default.aspx
Pdf of map: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/estrella/pdf/2015/estrella-8x11.pdf
Bike, Horse or Hike: Bike (has competitive Track), Hike, and Horse trail options
Kohl’sFIT GeoTour: We have 2 caches at this park.

Name Park/Trail: Thunderbird Conservation park

Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills, is a conservation park dedicated to preserving the desert environment. The hills were named for Robert Hedgpeth, an early homesteader in the area. The park took its name from the World War II pilot training facility located four miles south of the park. The city of Glendale acquired the park in 1951 through a lease with the federal government. Ownership came in 1956 with the assistance of the Glendale Women’s Club and Glendale Rotary Club. Maricopa County operated the park from 1963 to 1984 and many of the park improvements were made during this time. In 1984 the park was returned to the city. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. About 15 miles of multi-use trails have been constructed, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer groups.

# trails at this location: 8
Link: http://www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/thunderbirdpark.cfm