Casa Grande Hiking Trails (click to enlarge)

The Casa Grande Mountain Park covers more than 1,000 acres, and is one of the best hiking spots in all of Pinal County. The highest point of the mountain range is 2,350 feet, and the majority of the lands are rocky, steep and rugged. The vegetation on the trail is similar to that of the Sonoran Desert landscape. This includes saguaro, prickly pear and barrel cactus, foothill palo verde, creosote bush and other plants prominent in Arizona. Hikers on the trail can also expect to see wildlife typical to Southern Arizona. Red- tailed hawk can be seen flying around the trails, while other common critters such as cactus wrens, mourning doves and black-tailed jackrabbits roam the areas, too. Hikers have also spotted coyotes and bobcats from time to time. If you love the outdoors, love hiking and spotting all sorts of amazing wildlife, the Casa Grande Mountain Park is a place you have to see!

For more articles like this, be sure to check out the entire “Casa Grande: A Growing Horizon” special section in the Fall 2017 Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine!