Arizona Star Walk

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$29 for REI Members

$49 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Group size 9 people

Discover the magic of a starlit hike, when even the most familiar trails reveal sights and sounds they only share with the quiet night. We'll pause along the way for a laser guided tour of the night sky, pointing out constellations and celestial bodies that glow over the desert landscape after dark. This hike is perfect for night sky lovers with or without prior hiking experience, though you'll need to feel comfortable walking on uneven terrain for about 3 miles. You bring the hiking boots, we'll bring the headlamps.

  • Explore the desert night sky
  • Take a walk through one of our favorite places

What to bring with you


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.

Map image of 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 480.945.2881 with any questions day of program.