Sunrise to Andrews Kinsey Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 1,476' 450 m
Descent: -1,475' -450 m
High: 2,943' 897 m
Low: 1,940' 591 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“Climb up Sunrise Trail to Andrews Kinsey Trail to the Scottsdale/Fountain Hills border and back.”— Paul Staker
This trail is a joint effort of the Scottsdale and Fountain Hills preserves. I followed it for two miles to the border of these two towns, although it can be followed into Fountain Hills where a fairly major trail system has been established.
The the remaining miles on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail is relatively level as it follows the contour as it winds between several ridges and the intervening washes between them. Eventually you'll come to a rather steep descent, and you can choose to had back beforehand, or descent all the way to the Andrews-Kinsey Trailhead. Just remember if you don't leave a car at this trailhead, you'll have to retrace your steps!
Land Manager: City of Scottsdale