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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

 


Fridays Fitness Hike - *STRENUOUS* -Sonoran Trail- (Meet @ end Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 4/25/2014
Reptile and Live Animal Feeding at McDowell- McDowell Park - 4/25/2014
True Creepy Crawlies of the Desert- McDowell Park - 4/29/2014
The Secret life of Saguaros – McDowell - 4/30/2014
There's a Rattlesnake on my Doorstep!- LIVE Rattlesnake Program – Indoor Program- McDowell Park - 4/30/2014
Early Bird Desert Birdwalk --Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park - 5/1/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trailhead - 5/2/2014
The Secret life of Saguaros –Lousley Hill- McDowell - 5/3/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike – Lousley Hill Trailhead - 5/9/2014
Desert Grocery Store- Mother's Day Weekend Edition – North Trail- McDowell Park - 5/10/2014
Reptile and Live Animal Feeding at McDowell- McDowell Park - 5/10/2014
Summer Night Ride Series - Pemberton Trail - 5/10/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike – Trailhead Staging - 5/16/2014
Cactus Flower Full Moon Hike - McDowell - 5/18/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trailhead - 5/23/2014
Intro to Animal Tracking -Nursery Tank Trail– McDowell Park - 5/24/2014
Under the Desert Floor - North Trail- McDowell Park - 5/24/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike - Horse Staging Area- *Strenuous* (Escondido Trail) McDowell - 5/30/2014
Intro to Animal Tracking -Nursery Tank Trail– McDowell Park - 5/31/2014
Tortoise Talks - McDowell Park Visitor Center - 5/31/2014
Early Bird Desert Birdwalk --Lousley Hill- McDowell Park - 6/5/2014
Little Critters Storytime w/ Ranger Amy -McDowell Park Nature Center - 6/5/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike - North Trailhead- McDowell - 6/6/2014
Make a Hummingbird Feeder- indoor program- McDowell Park - 6/7/2014
Little Critters Storytime w/ Ranger Amy -McDowell Park Nature Center - 6/12/2014
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Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
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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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