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Maricopa County Parks and Recreation: Edible Plants Hike

Spend the morning hiking through the desert with Ranger Jacque and learn about the many medicinal and edible plants that can be found in your own backyard.  

Participants will hike for 3 miles through rolling hills and sandy washes on the North Loop trail. The trail is rated as easy and only has a few spots that could be described as rocky. Ranger Jacque will talk about the native edible plants as well as medicinal plants that are found along the trail. All plants are subject to seasonal changes so we cannot determine what plants will be fruiting. The trailhead has no bathroom or water fountain so please make sure to plan ahead.

MEETING LOCATION: North Loop Trailhead

Limit 20 participants. To register, please call the Nature Center at 602-506-2930 ext. 3 with your name, phone number, and number of people attending. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please email back ASAP so those on the waiting list may be contacted. Registration for this program will close on 4/10/24.

  • Audience: Adult, Teens (14 - 18 years), Tweens (9 - 13 years)
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Tour/Walk

The event is finished.


Apr 12 2024


8:00 am - 10:30 am


Free with Park Fee


East Valley STEM Hub


McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. MMRP, AZ, 85268


Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
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