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The Gateway Trailhead

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Totally mindblowing

Walked here very early one Saturday morning in June. Very good views back to Scottsdale from the... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Kev575
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Easy Hike

Great place to hike they have different paths that you can choose from long or short hikes. The... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
zulardesigns
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Walked here very early one Saturday morning in June. Very good views back to Scottsdale from the top. Totally unlike anywhere else i'd ever walked (being from the UK). Just remember to pack lots of water !

1  Thank Kev575
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great place to hike they have different paths that you can choose from long or short hikes. The views are amazing during the day and at sunset.

Thank zulardesigns
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

This trail is close to my daughters apartment and have done this trail 4-5 times. It is a pretty easy trail and has a nice loop that allows you do do a 3-5 mile hike, I like to jog/run the trail to get a little...More

1  Thank JohnW10276
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Been here couple of times and enjoyed the gateway loop hike, bit more challenging going anti clockwise as we did this time and nice views even if not spectacular. Good staging area/trailhead with bathrooms but first part of trail is busy with many folks that...More

Thank David J
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Lots of free parking, different routes to choose from, and once you start going on your chosen path you don't see too many others. If you are in the area, definitely drop by. People are very friendly and always say hi!

Thank CarLee64
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We usually go up Sqaw or Camelback but decided on something new as was receommended by a good friend. The trail head is easily accessed off of Thompason Peak Parkway with many spacees for parking. The climb is minimal and good for an easy walk....More

Thank John R
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

You can do short, med, and long hikes. Nice facilities and well marked plants. A great place to take young kids for s stroke. Pinnacle peak for more of a challenge.

Thank mattpam20
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Wow the is Preserve has the nicest trail heads. This is a great hike. Not too challenging. This trail also takes you up the pack way to Toms Thumb. Nice trails and a gem in the Phoenix area.

Thank 622hollyl
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Fun walk - not real tough, but tough enough! Uphill on the way out, gentle slope back down. I’m a 55 year old not-in-great-shape person - and I enjoyed it. Take water!

1  Thank DebSD
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This trailhead into the mountain preserve is great for any individual. They have nice facilities, parking, and access to multiple trails. Trails a varying lengths and altitudes.

Thank Grant411
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