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McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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88 mi 142 km of trail 7 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 31 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Morning Glory Cafe Unique brunch spot. Good food. Ideal time to go would be spring / fall.
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix AZ — (602) 276-6360
Smashburger If you're a vegetarian, their black bean burger is the best I've tasted from a chain restaurant.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Always order your food online if u can. you can pay in store, but it'll save u from standing in line
Fired Pie The pizza is a lot better than the other build your own pizza shops popping up.
Jersey Mike's Subs Best sandwiches i ever had !
Sun Asian Kitchen Been coming here for years. The food is excellent for the price and the service is amazing. Happy hour specials are fantastic!
Poncho's Mexican Food and Cantina Ask for the president table
Los Dos Molinos Best Mexican Food in town! Love this place!
T Bone Steak House A great view at the windows, the lights all the way to downtown stein view. Good food, a little pricey but salad bar and beans are included.
10037 S 19th Ave, Phoenix AZ — (602) 276-0945
Sunrise Donuts Everything

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Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 34

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Carefree, AZ
4.5 mi 7.2 km Carefree, AZ
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3.3 mi 5.3 km
#2 Bell Pass Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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Carefree, AZ
3.2 mi 5.1 km Carefree, AZ
All Clear
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11 hours ago
Carefree, AZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km Carefree, AZ
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11 hours ago
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.1 mi 4.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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69 days ago
1.4 mi 2.3 km
#6 Maverick Trail
Carefree, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carefree, AZ
All Clear
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11 hours ago
1.0 mi 1.5 km
#7 Chuckwagon Trail
Carefree, AZ
1.0 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
All Clear
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11 hours ago
0.9 mi 1.5 km
#8 Vaquero Trail
Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
All Clear
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11 hours ago
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.3 mi 3.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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Fountain Hills, AZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
All Clear
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69 days ago
4.7 mi 7.6 km
#11 Tom's Thumb Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
4.7 mi 7.6 km Rio Verde, AZ
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
96 days ago
Rio Verde, AZ
3.1 mi 5.0 km Rio Verde, AZ
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6.9 mi 11.1 km
#13 Hawknest Trail
Carefree, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km Carefree, AZ
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2.0 mi 3.2 km
#14 Latigo Trail
Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km Carefree, AZ
All Clear
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11 hours ago
Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
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11 hours ago
2.0 mi 3.3 km
#16 The Divide Trail
Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km Carefree, AZ
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11 hours ago
0.8 mi 1.3 km
#17 Watershed Trail
Carefree, AZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km Carefree, AZ
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Carefree, AZ
1.6 mi 2.6 km Carefree, AZ
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11 hours ago
4.3 mi 6.9 km
#19 Sunrise Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
All Clear
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22 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#20 Paradise Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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