3,  Hike Detail Sheet,  Upper Intermediate

Desperado-North Star – Saguaro Loop Trails (UI)

Date:Destination:Desperado-North Star-Saguaro Loop Trls
Level:Upper IntermediateArea:Peralta Regional Paark
Approx hike distance in miles:5.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:422Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1000Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:4Park entry fee per vehicle:$7/vehicle
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:https://www.pinal.gov/1206/Peralta-Regional-Park-Map
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.3647222, -111.370833


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:SomeSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :4Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

The views on this hike are spectacular – and there is even a crested saguaro to find.  Bring water, a snack and camera.


Drive north on Felix Road to Arizona Farms and turn right.  Turn left on AZ 79 and drive 9.7 miles to Highway 60 and go west.  Travel 8 miles on Hwy. 60 and turn right onto Peralta Road.  Drive 5 miles to Peralta Regional Park entrance on the right.  Follow signs to Group Picnic and park near bathrooms.