Estrella Mountain Regional Park is located southwest of Phoenix and boasts 20,000 acres of pristine desert, mountains and a large wetland. Many amenities are available to visitors, including baseball fields, the only grass picnic area (65-acres) in the Maricopa County Park System, a golf course, fishing from the Gila River, and over 33 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. If you are looking for an easy, relatively short hike, the 2.4 mile Baseline Trail is recommended. If you are looking for a long, all day hike, the Pederson Trail encompasses 8.7 miles. Park hours are Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm and Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm, 365 days a year.