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McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region

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Recommended Routes in McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region - 5

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

Tom's Thumb

4.4 mi 7.1 km 1,084' Up 330.45 m Up 1,084' Down 330.28 m Down

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

Windgate to Bell Pass Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km 2,082' Up 634.74 m Up 2,081' Down 634.38 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite View from Sunrise Peak, Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult

Sunrise to Andrews Kinsey Out-and-Back

9.1 mi 14.6 km 1,476' Up 449.81 m Up 1,475' Down 449.7 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Destination...Tom Thumb
Intermediate

Easy Rolling 6

5.5 mi 8.9 km 628' Up 191.44 m Up 633' Down 193 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Destination...Tom Thumb
Difficult

Tom's Thumb from Gateway

12.6 mi 20.2 km 2,591' Up 789.85 m Up 2,588' Down 788.82 m Down

Fountai…, AZ

McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region Running

  • 100 Miles 161 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region - 25

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Bell Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.1 mi 4.9 km #2Windgate Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Gateway Loop Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ 17 
2.3 mi 3.8 km #4Thompson Peak Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #5Sunrise Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
4.8 mi 7.6 km #6Tom's Thumb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Rio Verde, AZ
0.5 mi 0.7 km #7Lookout Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Marcus Landslide Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
0.5 mi 0.9 km #9Lost Dog Wash Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Paradise Trail
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ

Photos of McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region - 49

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View from Sunrise Peak, Fountain Hills, AZ
Feb 14, 2018 near Fountai…, 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
Lost Dog Trailhead
Feb 8, 2020 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