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18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ
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I had only an hour to spend at the preserve before heading to a business meeting in nearby Scottsdale. It was worth the early-morning trip. The extensive trail network includes easy options for the casual visitor. The many informational signs help to orient visitors to the local
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Easy to find; plenty of parking. Restrooms and maps. A woman handing out the maps suggested the Gateway Loop Trail and marked it on the map for us. We're two senior citizens in good shape. She said it would take about 1 hr. to do. Boy, was she wrong! It took about 3 hrs.
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A wonderful day for a hike. The temperature was in the high 60s with a gentle breeze. There are free maps at the trail head, take one. Choose your trail based on the length you want and the difficulty level. We chose the Taliesin West overlook and came back on the Old Jeep
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By far, my most favorable spot to hike. Strolling here once or twice a week, starting before sunrise, 5 to 12 easy miles around granite mtn, brown ranch & coyote canyon. Hikesnearphoenix.com
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Great little network of trails with a good map available at the beginning near parking area. Looked clean and cared for.
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