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McDowell Mountain Preserve Scottsdale


CONTACT (480) 998-7971 info@mcdowellsonoran.org

Enjoy Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Sonoran desert and mountains, protects this living treasure and offers events and activities in the Preserve so that everyone can enjoy a family-friendly, natural experience. Like no other place in the Valley, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers visitors exceptional hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock-climbing and trail running experiences on more than 100 miles of trails and the award-winning Bajada Nature Trail for interactive experiences on a 1/2 mile barrier-free interpretive trail.

You can access the Preserve from: Gateway Trailhead, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Lost Dog Wash Trailhead, 12601 N. 124th Street Sunrise Trailhead, 12101 N. 145th Way Quartz Trailhead, McDowell Mountain Road and 104th Street Ringtail Trailhead, 128th Street, North of Cactus Westworld Trailhead, McDowell Mountain Road and 98th Street

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