Join DC Ranch the 20 for 20: Hiking Challenge!
DC Ranch will offer five different hikes throughout the year that equal approximately 20 miles to commemorate the 20th year anniversary. The hikes will traverse DC Ranch’s paths and trails, including the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Join your neighbors for the second 20 for 20: Hiking Challenge which will include the Wildflower Walk. This hike will take you around Country Club Village as DC Ranch Landscape Manager, Tom Wright, points out the different wildflowers in bloom like desert marigolds, owl’s clover, desert bluebells and more!
The Wildflower Walk portion is only a one-mile walk so residents can either choose to opt out at that point or continue with the rest of the hike which will be an additional two miles. This will be the shortest hike out of the five hikes.
Participants will meet at Desert Camp at 9 a.m. Please wear proper shoes, clothing, hat and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water for the hike.
Each walk is rated easy to moderate and can last anywhere from two to three hours depending on the hike. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash and picked up after while strolling the paths and trails. The hikes will be guided. Please refer to this map for the hikes.
Paths and Trails for 20th Anniversary
Time: 9 a.m.
Trail/Hike | Date | Meeting Location
Desert Parks Village | Feb. 3 | The Homestead
Country Club/Wildflower Walk | March 24 | Desert Camp
Desert Camp Village | April 14 | Market Street Park
Silverleaf | Nov. 3 | The Homestead
McDowell Sonoran Preserve | Dec. 1 | The McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Residents who register will receive a special commemorative 24-ounce aluminum bottle. Residents who complete all 20 miles by the end of the year, will receive a special 20 for 20: Hiking Challenge commemorative hat. Water bottles and hats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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If you’ve never been on any of these paths and trails, this is an excellent opportunity to participate in the 20 for 20: Hiking Challenge and celebrate DC Ranch’s 20th Anniversary! Also, it’s a great chance to get outdoors and enjoy one of the most beautiful amenities that DC Ranch has to offer.