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CANCELLED Two Hikes at Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park, in Apache Junction, presents Hike Like a Pro! on Monday, April 6, from 8 to 11 a.m., and Medicinal Plant Hike, on Monday, April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Hike Like a Pro! is a stunning desert hike that is 3.5 miles with a 600 foot elevation gain. Participants will receive equipment tips and techniques to get the most out of their outdoor experience. Participants are asked to bring closed-toe shoes and water and to meet at the Saguaro day use area. No dogs are allowed.

Volunteer Georgy will introduce Medicinal Plant Hike participants to edible and healing plants of the Sonoran Desert. Questions that will be addressed include, What are the plants that live in the Sonoran Desert? How have they adapted? Do they have medicinal qualities? Participants are asked to meet at the Cholla day use trailhead.

Cost: Admission is free for these hikes, with park entrance fee. Location: 6109 N. Apache Trail. For more information on this event and other Arizona State Parks events, visit


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