Foothills Loop Hiking Series
Kartchner Caverns State Park
May 9 | Sept. 12 | Nov. 14 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Foothills loop trail is approximately 2.5 miles, rated moderate to difficult. The trail climbs across rocky terrain of the limestone hill north of the cave and descends into the wash that follows the fault between the Whetstone Block and the San Pedro Block. A short spur trail at the upper portion of the Foothills Loop Trail leads visitors to the scenic Mountain Viewpoint. The viewpoint adds .3 miles up and .3 back down with a steep elevation gain.
Informational signs along the Foothills Loop Trail will discuss such trail highlights as the foothills, scenic view, riparian area, bedrock mortar and the Native Americans that inhabited the area. Some of the vegetation seen on the Foothills Loop Trail hike include: ocotillo, creosote bush, mesquite, desert broom, acacia, wait-a-minute bush, scrub oak, barrel cactus, prickly pear, buckhorn cholla, and hackberry.
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Sign Language Saturday Cave Tours
Come out and see the caves! Arizona State Parks and Trails is excited to announce our new Sign Language Saturdays. We will be offering tours joined by a sign language interpreter to help make the experience the most fun and educational for those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
June 13 | July 11 | Aug. 8 | Sept. 12
Summer Sunset Hikes
Hike through the beautiful Whetstone Mountains at sunset on the Ocotillo Trail or the Foothills Loop Trail!
Oct. 10 | Dec. 12
Ocotillo Trail Hiking Series
Get a taste of the Whetstone Mountains backcountry on the Ocotillo Trail! Join an experienced park ranger for a 3.2 mile hike over moderate terrain.