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McDowell Mountain Regional Park

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
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Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Plenty of marked trails for hikers and cyclists and reserved areas for bbq and camping. There's quite a few public toilets around and hydrating points with drinking water which is essential considering the climate. You can park your car at the centre and set off hiking or cycling from there. The flora is rather interesting for someone from a continental... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I really love this park as there is so much to do. The rangers do a great job and are super friendly. I really like the North trail for visitors it's a simple 3 mile hike and they have all these numbered learning spots. Grab the sheet and learn a bit about the desert. The full moon hikes are incredible... More

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Phoenix
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

McDowell Mountain park is a great place to hike, mountain bike and for watching wildlife. Whenever I go there I feel at peace. The desert and mountain vistas are incredible especially when you start gaining the elevation.

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Manchester
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13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful place. The trails are great to bike. Not too technical. The views are great. Plenty of wildlife. A great way to step and half a day.

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Comox, Canada
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44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Now here we are in the nature, nice private campsites between shrubs and cactus plants. And you get electricity and water hook up…. Now this is what we consider camping. With some bike riding, we enjoyed the different cactus plants and the views on the mountains. Keep yourself busy with all of the activities or just kick back and enjoy... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in Phoenix and decided to spend an afternoon at the Park. The scenery was fantastic and very different from our home in Ireland. We walked a short trail and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The trail was well signposted and there were helpful descriptions of some of the flora and fauna on the way around. All staff we... More

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White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We arranged for rental bikes and took our team of 15 people on a ride. Our guides took us from the staging area Pemberton (CCW) - Lariat - Delsie - Pemberton for about 14 miles. Our team loved it and still talk about it. We got lots of great pictures.

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Fox Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I had walked (and loved) White Tank Mountain Regional Park, but finding ourselves 40 miles away from it across Phoenix, we gave McDowell Mountain Regional Park a try. It is located on the northeast side of Phoenix while White Tank is on the far west side. My research led us to hike the 2.9 mile easy North Trail, and the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

On a short visit to AZ we went out of our way to do a 15 mile trail running loop on the Pemberton Trail, famous as the course of the Javelina Jundred. We found the trail well-marked, gentle, runnable and quite scenic. We started with the sunrise and had a nice quiet cool hour before being assaulted by hundreds of... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A local suggested we go here with our small children for good, family-friendly trails. So glad she did! We really enjoyed the 3 mi hike on the North trail. The trail offers easy terrain and nice views. Additionally, a trail guide is available if you're interested in learning more about the flora, fauna, surrounding geography, etc. as you hike. It... More

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