- Fitness level 1: Relaxed
- Skill level 1: Beginner
- Group size: 20
Discover the magic of a starlit hike, when even the most familiar trails reveal sights and sounds they only share with the cool, quiet night. As we travel along this mellow hike, we'll stop for a guided exploration of the constellations above. This hike is perfect for star lovers with a little bit of hiking experience, as you'll need to feel comfortable walking on uneven terrain after dark. You bring the hiking boots, we'll bring the headlamps.
- Nighttime trail navigation
- Route planning
- Basic star and constellation identification
Participants are encouraged to download the free Star Walk 2 app, available in the App Store, to their phone or tablet. Upgrades are available for a small fee to remove ads or increase functionality.
North Trail - McDowell Mountain Regional Park
More directions and information
CLOSED TOED SHOES REQUIRED. $7 entrance fee. From AZ 87 and E Shea Blvd, travel west on E Shea Blvd for 0.6 mi. Turn right on N Saguaro Blvd, travel north for 3.9 mi. Turn right on N Fountain Hills Blvd, continue until it becomes E McDowell Mountain Rd. Proceed a further 3.6 mi, turn left on McDowell Mountain Park Dr, pass through entrance station. Proceed 5.4 mi, turn left on Asher View Dr. In 0.5 mi park on the right at North Trail. Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.