Join DC Ranch for the launch of the 20 for 20: Hiking Challenge!
DC Ranch Community Council will be offering 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.
The third hike will navigate around Desert Camp Village. In partnership with the Conservancy, this particular hike will be approximately 3.5 miles. Participants will meet at Market Street Park 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 of 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 for the challenge 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.
Must be logged in to register.
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.