Deem Hills Park - Phoenix, Arizona - Fellowship Adventures Hike
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
The name Deem Hills can be traced back to 1922. At that time, Dennis and Carl Deem began homesteading 160 acres southwest of the hills.
Deem Hills makes up almost 1,000 acres of Arizona Upland vegetation. The area showcases a variety of vegetation such as saguaros, barrel cacti, brittlebush, hackberry, ocotillo, palo verde trees, creosote, globe mallow, and buckhorn cholla, just to name a few.
Check out this park on the Deem Hills Park webpage.
Groups will start hiking at 9:00 AM and everyone should be done by 1:00 PM. Please plan to be at the registration tables by 8:30 AM so you can be assigned to your group and we can start hiking on time.
Take I-17 north to Happy Valley Rd exit 218. Turn left, at the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto W Happy Valley Rd, then at the next traffic circle take the 1st exit and stay on W Happy Valley Rd. In about 3 miles, turn right onto N 51st Ave. 51st avenue turns into N Stetson Valley Pkwy. Turn right onto W. Deem Hills Pkwy.
Look for Fellowship Adventures signs. Get directions from Calvary Community Church.
There is limited parking, so we encourage carpooling. You can sign up for carpooling during the registration process. For details on carpooling, see the Carpooling section of the "Things to Know" page.
Carpools will meet at Calvary central campus (west side by the mailboxes), with the last carpool leaving at 8:00 AM. Carpool riders should prepare to cover driver’s expenses (gas and any other expenses incurred in transporting passengers to the event).
Park entrance fee: none
This hike will include 4 levels of hiking. (Geckos, please read the special note below.) You will sign up for a level when registering. The levels are listed below, or see levels of difficulty for more details. Remember to bring lots of water. Although the weather is cooler and more refreshing, you will still need to stay hydrated.
Roadrunners – For the serious, go-fast hiker who desires the challenge of speed and distance (7 to 10 miles) and prefers to race past the sagebrush rather than smell it!
Coyotes – For the recreational hiker who desires energetic physical activity (4 to 7 miles) and the opportunity to stop and smell the sagebrush.
Prairie Dogs – For the casual hiker and families who want to get some exercise (about 3 miles) but stop to enjoy the view and rest as they hike.
Geckos – For the person or family new to hiking or just coming back from a long time away. This month's trail, approximately 2 miles in length, is quite rocky with uneven terrain, so hiking sticks are recommended.
Children are more than welcome to join this event, but please read the Children section of the "Things to Know" page before you come.
Roadrunners - minimum age of 15*, if experienced
Coyotes - minimum age of 10*, if experienced
Prairie Dogs & Geckos - minimum age of 6*, unless you are going to carry them if needed
* If you are bringing a child under the age of 18 for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, a Medical Waiver/Consent Form must be completed, signed by a parent or legal guardian and presented at the check-in prior to the event.
No pets are allowed in this park!
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