McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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Chanda73
Prairie du Sac, WI122 contributions
Granite Mountain and Gateway Loop - great for the average hiker
Mar 2021
We loved hiking the different trails at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve while visiting Scottsdale. Granite Mountain was a pleasant hike around the mountain - not very strenuous and great views of the unique landscape. The Gateway Loop trail was a little more strenuous (trail is rockier with more elevation) but still very accessible for the average hiker. Go early in the morning for access to parking!
Written April 28, 2021
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livinthedream
6 contributions
awesome hiking
Apr 2021
LOTS of trails to choose from. The stewards at the trailhead (as well as patrolling!) are all volunteers so be sure to thank them for all they do. There are all types of hiking - nature trails for the kids & the mobility-challenged as well as many very intense hikes. Take more water than you think you'll need!
Written April 25, 2021
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,691 contributions
Hiking and Biking
Apr 2021 • Solo
A multitude of hikes and nice biking. I can’t remember the names of the different trails but some of them were straight back from the main starting place and one was off to the left which I enjoyed more because you did not see any of the surrounding houses or high wires.
Written April 21, 2021
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Dale R
60 contributions
Scottsdale gem!
Apr 2021
I hiked two different trails this week and found both of them delightful. They were both rated easy, but yet they were somewhat different. I saw a rattlesnake relaxing under a bush, but he was never threatening. On the second hike I viewed an old abandon mine. What a wonderful way to get outside and experience nature!
Written April 7, 2021
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Bob B
Rogers, AR89 contributions
Great setting for a hike.
Mar 2021
Wonderful trail and interesting desert panorama. Hiking trails ranged from easy, about a mile, to strenuous with larger elevation differences and rocky paths
Written March 24, 2021
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Mike J
39 contributions
NO masks
Dec 2020
Busy trails with big groups and practically NO one wearing a mask. NOT even those 65+ who are most vulnerable.
Written December 24, 2020
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tamdak79
6 contributions
Beautiful hike!
Dec 2020
We didn't do the whole loop, as we ran out of time, but a super beautiful hike! I highly recommend it, and it wasn't too hard. Rocky in areas, but to be expected.
Written December 14, 2020
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Gretchen K
Madison, WI7 contributions
Nice hiking and Mt biking
Nov 2020 • Friends
Nice hiking and mountain biking trials. Great scenery, large saguaro cactus, even saw a tortoise at one point! Busy trials.
Written November 28, 2020
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Andrea D
Portland, OR3 contributions
Very scenic
Nov 2020
I chose this hiking trail because it wasn't too difficult and also scenic. Didn't disappoint! I highly recommend the gateway trail!
Written November 17, 2020
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Ashlyn F
Nashville, TN142 contributions
Gateway Loop trail
Oct 2020
We hiked the Gateway Loop Trail that is almost 5 miles long. This is a nice, intermediate trail. the trail is very rocky and dusty. Elevation change is not too bad, and there are only parts of the trail that become strenuous. It is about 25 mins from Old Town Scottsdale
Written October 25, 2020
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