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Thunderbird Conservation Park
NEW TRAIL NAMES PROJECT

Glendale is working on renaming the trails for Thunderbird Conservation Park.  See the information below and let us know what you think!

Map of the Trails:

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Current Trail Names:

Trail Name Description Length
H-1 Originates at 67th Avenue parking lot at Patrick Lane and concludes at 51st Avenue & Potter. Not designated as a looped trail. Level of difficulty is rated at moderate. approximately 5.0 miles
H-1a Originates at 55th Ave & Pinnacle Peak parking lot and is a looped trail. Level of difficulty is rated at easy. approximately 1.25 miles
H-2 Originates south of Pinnacle Peak parking lot along trail H-1 and ends at Ramadas 14 and 15. Level of difficulty is rated at moderate. approximately 1.5 miles
H-2a Originates as a spur trail off of H-2. This trail ends at the top of the mountain and is one of the highest points in the park. Level of difficulty is rated at easy. approximately 1/10 of a mile
H-3

Originates at parking lot A and ends at H-1 near 55th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Rd. Level of difficulty is rated at moderate.

approximately 3.0 miles
H-3a Originates from H-3 and is considered a spur that leads to a lookout point from this trail. Not designated as a looped trail. Level of difficulty is rated at moderate. approximately 1/8 mile
H-4 Originates at the North end of the amphitheater, or near Ramada 11. Level of difficulty is rated at moderate. approximately 1.3 miles
H-4a Originates at Ramada 11 and intersects trail H-1 on the west side of the park. Level of difficulty is rated at easy. approximately 0.75 miles
H-4b Originates off of trail H-1 and intersects with H-4. Level of difficulty is rated at moderate. approximately 0.4 miles
H-5 Originates at 67th Avenue and Patrick Lane parking lot and concludes at parking lot B. Level of difficulty is rated at easy. approximately 0.75 miles
H-5a Originates at Ramada 13 and concludes at Ramada 9. Level of difficulty is rated at easy. approximately 0.25 miles

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Proposed Trail Names:

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Trail Name
Proposed Name Name description
H1 Coach Whip The trail is the longest in the park and bends and twists like a coach whip
H1A Flatlander A basically flat trail without any hills to climb
H2 Arrowhead Point Arrowhead Lakes and Arrowhead Ranch are fully visible from the top of this trail
H3 Cholla Loop The greatest quantity of Cholla cactus in Thunderbird Conservation Park are on this trail loop
H4 Sunrise This trail includes the east facing amphitheater and when the trail ends at the top of the hill, you are facing east, towards the morning sunrise
H4B Ridgeline Trail begins at the 67th & Patrick parking lot and runs along the ridgeline going over to H4/Sunrise Trail
H5 Desert Iguana A 3/4-mile section of this trail has the highest population of Desert Iguana in the park
H5A Chuckwalla This trail hosts the largest population of chuckwallas in the park. Chuckwallas only come out when it is extremely hot

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