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 Events for McDowell Mtn 
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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.


As with all Maricopa County Parks, equestrians are welcome into the park riding their own horse and must stay on designated trails. All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Horse Staging Area
A staging area for your horse(s) is available at this park. Please view our
maps section for available trails.

Trails
McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. Park Trails range in length from 0.5 miles to 15.3 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Those looking for an easy hike should try the North Trail at 3.1 miles. Those looking for a good workout for themselves or their horses should try the Pemberton at 15.3 miles. 

All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.


Fridays Fitness Hike- Lousley Hill Trailhead - 8/1/2014
Nature Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 8/7/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Wagner Trailhead - 8/8/2014
Snake Feeding - McDowell - 8/9/2014
Scorpions in the Wild! - McDowell - 8/9/2014
Summer Night Ride Series- Pemberton Trail - 8/9/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Trailhead Staging Area - 8/15/2014
The Desert Tortoise and Friends - McDowell - 8/16/2014
Nature Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 8/21/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - 8/22/2014
The Art of Camouflage - McDowell - 8/23/2014
Summer Night Ride Series- Competitive Track - 8/23/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 8/29/2014
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 8/30/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Wagner Trailhead - 9/5/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Trailhead Staging Area - 9/12/2014
Summer Night Ride Series- Pemberton Trail - 9/13/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.)- DIFFICULT - 9/19/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Sonoran Trail- DIFFICULT - 9/26/2014
Competitive Track Closed - - 10/11/2014
Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning - 11/1/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - 11/7/2014
Four Peaks - Closed - 11/15/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - 11/22/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - 12/6/2014
more...


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Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year

Summer Nature
Center Hours

Mon - Sat: 8 am - 3 pm

Admin. Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

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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