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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

#1 of 32 things to do in Gilbert Features Animals
2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
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This "hike" will do in a pinch

If you want a real hiking experience, I would suggest one of the more appropaiate excursions around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gilbert, Arizona
great for early morning walking

Great walking paths that are shaded! Lots of friendly people walking and birding and taking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia D
Mesa, Arizona
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2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want a real hiking experience, I would suggest one of the more appropaiate excursions around Phoenix i.e. San Tan or Camelback etc. However for those in the East suburbs not wanting to venture very far, this trip will suffice. Just be forewarned, you...More

Thank The_Plain_Truth_2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking paths that are shaded! Lots of friendly people walking and birding and taking photographs. One of my favorite places to walk but NOT in the summer!!

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserve attracts migrating birds as well as local species. There are numerous trails and several ponds to walk around. Some shade. Best to go early or not in summer months.

Thank KellyM0602
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here in February with our two dogs. There were rabbits everywhere which drove our dogs a little bit crazy. They love to chase rabbits but it is strictly forbidden here. There is a nice paved walk that goes around this man-made lake and...More

Thank theREALmle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my grandson to the Preserve this morning. We enjoyed a short stroll while watching the waterfowl on one of the many ponds. Parts of the walking paths are shaded to provide a respite from the AZ sun. Then he wanted to go to the...More

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take a nice walk without going far! You are bound to see some wildlife when your out and about! Great to walk or bike!

1  Thank hollaatchakat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds for a nice walk! It was a nice day and we went for about a three mile walk around the grounds. Kids explored and had a blast as well! We love it here! Great play are for the kids too!

Thank Azphotogirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful natural area in the Gilbert area. It has a fishing pond and you can spot turtles, water fowl and the occasional fish if you are lucky. They also have an observatory that is open to the public on scheduled evenings. Bring...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax and walk the pooches. Met GF here while walking our monsters. Many trails and ponds, with wildlife everywhere, always a good time here. Clean and well maintained.

Thank hdslam
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot to explore with kids: even the playground leaves a good amount to the imagination. Find the winding dirt trails, eat a snack under sprawling palo verde trees along the stream, walk around the various lakes and ponds, even dig for Dino bones!! Well...More

Thank Joey D
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does anyone know how much it costs to get married here? And also who to contact about that?
29 May 2017|
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Response from Wade H | Reviewed this property |
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Jennifer H
how far it is from queen creek az
27 May 2017|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 20-30 minutes depending on traffic and where u live in QC. It's worth the drive.
Is there an entrance fee
14 April 2017|
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Response from Carrie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's free.