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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 from the trail.
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 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 There's gold in them thar hills
Intermediate/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 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
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

McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region Running

  • 94 Miles 151 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region - 26

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3.7 mi 5.9 km #1Gateway Loop Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ 22 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Desert Park Trail
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.1 mi 4.9 km #3Windgate Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #4Bell Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #5East End Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Windmill Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.3 mi 2.2 km #7Prospector Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Horseshoe Trail
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Paradise Trail
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
Easy
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.3 mi 3.8 km #10Thompson Peak Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ

Photos of McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Southern Region - 53

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Looking up at Bell Pass at Sunrise
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
There's gold in them thar hills
Apr 19, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Destination...Tom Thumb
May 15, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
View from Sunrise Peak, Fountain Hills, AZ
Feb 14, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Summiting last part of Thompson Peak
Sep 4, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Heaven shining in from above
Sep 4, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Lost Dog Trailhead
Feb 8, 2020 near Fountai…, AZ
View from the trail.
Nov 16, 2021 near Rio Verde, AZ