New trail rating system available for Valley hikers

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As the temperatures cool down more hikers are hitting Arizona's mountain trails.

Phoenix Fire Department officials teamed up with the city's Parks and Recreation Department to teach Valley people about a new trail rating system.

The system defines the trails in six ways from the easiest, meaning a paved and more accessible trail, to the hardest, meaning steep and rocky trails with possible drops.

Experts also went over tips for hikers to stay safe on the trails.

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