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 Events for McDowell Mtn 
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Trails

Trail Name Miles KM Use Rating
Bluff 2.2 3.5 km Shared use
Chuparosa 0.5 3.5 km Hike/Bike only
Coachwhip 2.6 4.2 km Shared use
Dixie Mine 5.6 9.0 km Shared use
Granite 3.5 5.6 km Shared use
Hilltop 0.5* 0.7 km Hike only
Lousley Hill 1.2* 2.0 km* Hike only
North 2.9* 4.7 km* Hike/Bike only
Nursery Tank 0.6* 0.9 km* Barrier-free
Pemberton 15.4** 24.8 km** Shared use
Rock Knob 0.6 0.9 km Shared use
Scenic 3.5 5.6 km Shared use
Shallmo Wash 1.7 2.8 Shared use
Sonoran 0.8 1.3 Shared use
Stoneman Wash 4.3 6.9 Shared use
Tonto Tank 2.7 4.3 Shared use
Tortoise 0.7 1.1 Hike/Bike only
Verde 1.2 2.0 Hike/Bike only
Wagner 1.1 1.8 Hike/Bike only
Windmill Continues into Scottsdale Shared use
Distances shown above are one-way unless indicated by * for round-trip distance and ** for loop distance.
       
Competitive Tracks (Distances are round-trip from trailhead.)
Long Loop 8.2 mi 13.3 km    
Sport Loop 3.0 mi 4.8 km    
Technical 2.9 mi 4.6 km    

Trail Rating Guide
During the hotter months when the temperatures and/or humidity is high, trails will be rated at least one level higher.

Rating Symbol Brief
Definition
Surface Grade Obstacles/
Steps

easiest
Paved Accessible Trail Paved or hard and smooth
None


easy

Mostly smooth and wide Dirt with occasional unevenness
2" or less, rocks and ruts

moderate
Mostly smooth, variable width Dirt with occasional unevenness
<8" rocks and ruts, loose material

moderate difficult
Mostly uneven surfaces Dirt and rock
<12" rocks and ruts, loose material

difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops

extremely difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops and excessive heat >90F

 

Easy Mountain Bike Ride - McDowell

Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 10/24/2014
Make a Difference Day: Build Bat houses at McDowell Mountain Regional Park - 10/25/2014
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 10/25/2014
Ranger-led hike on the North Trail - McDowell - 10/29/2014
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 10/30/2014
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT - 10/31/2014
McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning - 11/1/2014
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Exploring the Desert - McDowell - 11/1/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/2/2014
Sunset/Moonlight Hike on Lousley Hill - McDowell - 11/6/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 11/7/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell - 11/7/2014
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 11/8/2014
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 11/8/2014
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 11/13/2014
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 11/13/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 11/14/2014
Four Peaks - Closed - McDowell - 11/15/2014
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 11/19/2014
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT - 11/21/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell - 11/22/2014
Campfire & Social - McDowell - 11/22/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Sonoran Trail- DIFFICULT - 11/28/2014
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McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255  
Ph: 480-471-0173      Fax: 602-372-8596
mcdowellpark@mail.maricopa.gov

Mailing Address
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
PO Box 18415
Fountain Hills,  AZ 85269-8415

 
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