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McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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146 mi 234 km of trail 7 Runs

Easy Trails 24 Trails Intermediate Trails 33 Trails Hard Trails 9 Trails

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Runs in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 7

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Favorite View north from near summit of Tom's Thumb.
Difficult

Tom's Thumb

4.4 mi 7.1 km • Out and Back • 1,084 ft Ascent 330.45 m Ascent

(45) Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite There's gold in them thar hills
Difficult

Windgate to Bell Pass Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Loop • 2,082 ft Ascent 634.74 m Ascent

(10) Fountai…, AZ
Favorite View from Sunrise Peak, Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult

Sunrise to Andrews Kinsey Out-and-Back

9.1 mi 14.6 km • Out and Back • 1,476 ft Ascent 449.81 m Ascent

(8) Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Destination...Tom Thumb
Intermediate

Easy Rolling 6

5.5 mi 8.9 km • Point to Point • 628 ft Ascent 191.44 m Ascent

(6) Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Cathedral Rock
Intermediate

Brown's Ranch

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Loop • 500 ft Ascent 152.51 m Ascent

(4) Carefree, AZ
Favorite Destination...Tom Thumb
Difficult

Tom's Thumb from Gateway

12.6 mi 20.2 km • Loop • 2,591 ft Ascent 789.85 m Ascent

(5) Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Lupines and poppies bloom along the Granite Mountain Loop.
Intermediate

Granite Mountain Loop

6.3 mi 10.2 km • Loop • 447 ft Ascent 136.18 m Ascent

(3) Rio Verde, AZ

Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 59

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4.5 mi 7.2 km #1Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Carefree, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #2Bell Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
3.2 mi 5.1 km #3Cholla Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Carefree, AZ
3.1 mi 4.9 km #4Windgate Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
3.1 mi 4.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Cone Mountain Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
1.9 mi 3.1 km Carefree, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Maverick Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carefree, AZ
1.0 mi 1.5 km #7Chuckwagon Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Vaquero Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Gateway Loop Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ 16 
4.8 mi 7.6 km #10Tom's Thumb Trail
Difficult
Rio Verde, AZ
Difficult
4.8 mi 7.6 km Rio Verde, AZ
2.3 mi 3.8 km #11Thompson Peak Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #12Sunrise Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
4.3 mi 6.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km #13Stagecoach Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
2.4 mi 3.9 km Carefree, AZ
0.5 mi 0.7 km #14Lookout Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.7 km Fountain Hills, AZ
7.0 mi 11.3 km #15136th St. Express
Easy
Rio Verde, AZ
Easy
7.0 mi 11.3 km Rio Verde, AZ
2.2 mi 3.6 km #16Upper Ranch Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Carefree, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #17Marcus Landslide Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Rio Verde, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km #18Hawknest Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
6.9 mi 11.1 km Carefree, AZ
3.1 mi 5.0 km #19Whiskey Bottle Trail
Easy
Rio Verde, AZ
Easy
3.1 mi 5.0 km Rio Verde, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #20High Desert Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
4.3 mi 6.9 km Carefree, AZ

Photos of McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 67

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View from Sunrise Peak, Fountain Hills, AZ
Feb 14, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Lupines and poppies bloom along the Granite Mountain Loop.
Mar 21, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Destination...Tom Thumb
May 15, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
There's gold in them thar hills
Apr 19, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Looking up at Bell Pass at Sunrise
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Heaven shining in from above
Sep 4, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Summiting last part of Thompson Peak
Sep 4, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Image taken near the descent of Sunrise Peak Trail on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Feb 14, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ

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