Don’t forget to bring plenty of water! There are no utilities (i.e; drinking fountains, sinks, electricity, etc.).
CG Mountain Park Trails System Guidelines
Arizona Hiking Tips
Report suspicious activity to the Casa Grande Police Department, 9-1-1 for emergencies, 520-421-8700 for non-emergencies.
Before you go, plan ahead. Your descent marks your entry into a world in which preparation, self-reliance, and common sense are crucial. Be conservative in planning your hikes!
Casa Grande Mountain trails are designed for non-motorized hiking, biking and equestrian users.
Do not access private property without permission.
Don’t Hike Alone
Know what your destination will be. Don’t overestimate your capabilities. Hike intelligently. You are responsible for your own safety as well as that of everyone in your party.
Keep your pets on a leash and under control at all times and remove all pet waste. Always bring water for your pets and follow all applicable City of Casa Grande Animal Ordinances.
Be aware of wildlife and observe from a distance, do not follow or approach them. Never feed animals. Be cautious, this is a desert environment and snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards, bees and other desert creatures may be present.
Be a Lightweight
The less you carry, the more enjoyable your hike will be, so travel as lightly as possible. The heaviest items in your pack should be your food and water. Hiking sticks can take some of the stress off your legs.
Wear well-fitting and broken-in lightweight hiking boots. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Stay on the trail and never shortcut switchbacks. Avoid wet or muddy trails, save them for a future trip.
Leave the area as you found it; all trash needs to be carried out. Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
Be Kind to Yourself
The altitude, the strenuous climbing, dehydration, and the intense inner Canyon heat, all combine to make any medical problem worse. Please stay within your training, physical limitations, abilities.
Take a Break
Eat some food, drink some fluids, and take this break time to really enjoy and appreciate the view. These efficient breaks can really recharge your batteries. In the long run, these breaks will not slow you down.
No Food, No Fuel, No Fun
Drink water before you are thirsty. No matter what the temperature, you need water and energy to keep going.
Keeping yourself cool and hiking in Arizona takes a very large amount of energy (food). Salty snacks and water or sports drinks should be part of any hike.
Watch your time
Plan on taking twice as long to hike uphill as it takes to hike downhill. As a courtesy, give uphill hikers the right of way.
Source: National Park Service
Guidelines for Trails and Trailheads
- Casa Grande Mountain Park is open from dawn to dusk.
- There are two trailheads that can be accessed, each providing you different trail experiences and views. Both trailheads provide routes of varying levels of difficulty.
Peart Trailhead 1086 S. Peart Road
Arica Trailhead 2090 E. Arica Road
- Peart Trailhead is the closest to the City of Casa Grande and is the larger of the two trailheads (2 acres). There is a ½ mile nature loop near the Peart Trailhead that is considered an easy trail with some initial moderate inclines.
- The longest trail on the mountain is the Ridge Trail, nearly 5 miles in length, which is categorized as primarily a moderate to difficult trail experience. To experience the entire Ridge Trail, you would start at Peart Trailhead and head south. You can experience desert views, city views and wonderful rock formations along this route.
- Arica Road Trailhead (1 acre) provides a greater percentage of stacked loop or easy, moderate and difficult trails that you can build up to, and while you still experience some of the desert and city views, you’ll have a greater opportunity in this area to see more farmland and wonderful panoramic views of the Sawtooth Mountains and Picacho Peak.
- Don’t forget to bring plenty of water! There are no utilities (i.e; drinking fountains, sinks, electricity, etc.).
- There is one port-a-jon at each trailhead.
- Before leaving your car, make sure your valuables are stored out of sight. The best solution is to leave your valuables such as a wallet or purse at home or secure them in the trunk before arriving at the trailhead. Lock your car and take your keys with you.