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Maricopa County Parks and Recreation: Desert Edibles Hike

Learn about the many native plants that can be eaten in the desert and learn about the first peoples that harvested and ate them with Ranger Derik. 

You will be hiking along the Waterfall Trail, which is rated as easy, however there are a few short rocky sections towards the middle of the hike. Along the hike we will stop by grinding stones, petroglyphs and many native desert edible plants to look at and in some cases even sample (if they are in season). We will be out for 1.5 hours so make sure you have plenty of water, sunscreen, and a snack. It is encouraged that you wear hiking boots or running shoes and proper clothing for the weather. Water and bathrooms are available at the trailhead.

MEETING LOCATION: Waterfall trailhead, Area 6

Limit 20 participants. To register, please call White Tank Regional Park at 602-506-2930 ext. 5 with your name, phone number and number of people attending. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please call back ASAP so those on the waiting list may be contacted. Registration for this program will close on 4/2/24.

  • Audience: Adult, Teens (14 - 18 years)
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Tour/Walk

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Apr 04 2024


8:30 am - 11:30 am


Free with Park Fee


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White Tank Mountain Regional Park
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell, AZ, 85355


Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
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