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Great views with great trails for the novice trail cyclist.

Great place to get away from everything and just pedal or hike. Trails well marked and also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ngy
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McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Great place to stay, and ride Mtn bikes. 60% of trails are labeled beginning, with a 20/20 split... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeli5559
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16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to get away from everything and just pedal or hike. Trails well marked and also indicate the degree of difficulty for a bicycle. The staff center has a wonderful display of live spiders and snakes just to remind you of what is out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stay, and ride Mtn bikes. 60% of trails are labeled beginning, with a 20/20 split for intermediate and advanced. Also, a competitive track more apparently more expert riders. Camp sites are set up well, but park is booked solid during Winter.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful desert city or county park. There's a campground and miles and miles of hiking trails beautiful in the spring before the weather gets too hot good views of nearby mountains

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FlagstaffKendalls
Reviewed February 17, 2019

My husband and I were visiting my parents who are in Scottsdale for the winter for a quick long weekend (3.5 days with plans most of the trip) but wanted to get out and see some of the desert along with some views. After reading...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank agusdorf
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We have returned to this park for the last four years. It is beautiful, well maintained and one of the best settings possible for an rv park. The on site hosts are always welcoming and helpful. The many trails that are accessible from the campground...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 234Glenys
Reviewed February 8, 2019

We paid for two nights in the overflow. The second day, Sunday we left our unit around 9:00 am in the morning to return about 8:00pm to find the gates locked to where our travel trailer was parked. We went to find the park host...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 2 weeks at this County campground. What a beautiful place— our campsite offered a view of Lake Pleasant. The restroom/ shower building was convenient and very clean. The campsites are cleaned and groomed by the staff/hosts constantly as campers check...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

We went to the park after visiting Fountain Hills. Very friendly and courteous volunteers and rangers to assist. There were several well marked trails, camping and picnic areas. Park was very clean.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank M1267BMdavidf
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Amazing Desert landscape, trails and camping. Dark skies at night for photography. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jodyt690
Reviewed January 23, 2019

My husband, two of my daughters and I hiked the Scenic Trail today. The flora, landscape, and views were stunning throughout. Since it's winter, there were many shades of green to enjoy, with lots of red, yellow, and orange flowers to find along the way....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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LoryS104
January 20, 2019|
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Response from Oldjack | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you check with either City of Scottsdale (480 312 7013) or McDowell Sonoran Conservancy ( 480 998 7971)
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Joyce H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from elrobo47 | Reviewed this property |
$30 per night for sites with hookups (water and electricity: 20,30,50 amp). Plus $8 reservation fee. Bathrooms with showers, plus dump station included.
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Joyce H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Camping Reservation Fee - Non-refundable reservation fee $8.00 Additional vehicles not in tow will be assessed a daily fee upon entering the park. $6 Developed sites - Designated camping sites with electrical and... More
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