One of the best things about living in metro Phoenix is that we can be in the center of a seemingly never ending city, but still be surrounded by the beauty of the desert at every turn. There is a plethora of open space and people that care about preserving it. One of the hidden gems that the Maricopa County Parks & Recreation department has been fighting to implement despite continued reduction in funding is the Maricopa Trail. The trail runs throughout Maricopa County and connects nine of the counties parks. The pathway will be over 240 miles and larger than Loops 101, 202 and 303 combined. How about that for perspective?