Join us for a stress free hike in Oak Canyon Nature Center and the Deer Canyon Park Reserve connecting the two parks by the Reservoir
The plan: We will start our hike at the Oak Canyon Nature Center and hike up to the Walnut Canyon Reservoir. We hike half of the reservoir perimeter and then enter the Deer Canyon Park Reserve. We will take the out and back trail at the reserve and look for goats at work. On the return trip we will hike the rest of the Reservoir perimeter then re-enter the Oak Canyon Nature center at a different trail to return to our cars.
We will wait at trail junctures and at top of hills to ensure “No hiker will be left behind”
Go time: 8:AM
Distance: 6-8 mi.
Elev. gain/loss:[masked] ft
Duration: 2-3 hrs.
We hike together as a group and go at a moderate pace. “No Road Runners or Turtles please”
*** This is not a beginner hike ***
Always keep the group in your view so that you won’t get lost.
You must be able to keep the group pace.
We will adhere to safe practices by physical distancing while hiking in small groups of 2-4 hikers.
Bring face mask or neck gaiter with you.
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Always select hikes at “your ability level or below”
Facility – restroom at Oak Canyon Nature Center is available after they open.
NOTE: Rain OR extreme heat OR low attendance may cancel hike, check meetup on the morning of the event.
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Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, snake bites, coyotes, mountain lions or wildlife. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***