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125 mi 200 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 43 Trails Intermediate Trails 17 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Featured Hikes in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 7

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Favorite Surrounding mountains from Tom's Thumb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Tom's Thumb

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

Singletrack Rio Verde, AZ

( 43 )
Favorite There's gold in them thar hills
Intermediate/Difficult

Windgate to Bell Pass Loop

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

Singletrack Fountain Hills, AZ

( 10 )
Favorite View from Sunrise Peak, Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate/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

Singletrack Fountain Hills, AZ

( 7 )
Favorite Destination...Tom Thumb
Intermediate

Easy Rolling 6

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

Singletrack Fountain Hills, AZ

( 6 )
Favorite Cathedral Rock
Easy/Intermediate

Brown's Ranch

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

Singletrack Carefree, AZ

( 4 )
Favorite Destination...Tom Thumb
Intermediate/Difficult

Tom's Thumb from Gateway

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

Singletrack Fountain Hills, AZ

( 5 )
Favorite Lupines and poppies bloom along the Granite Mountain Loop.
Easy/Intermediate

Granite Mountain Loop

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

Singletrack Rio Verde, AZ

( 3 )

Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 57

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4.5 mi 7.2 km #1Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/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
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/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
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carefree, AZ
1.0 mi 1.5 km #7Chuckwagon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Vaquero Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/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 15 
2.3 mi 3.8 km #10Thompson Peak Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
4.8 mi 7.6 km #11Tom's Thumb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.6 km Rio Verde, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #12Sunrise Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate/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
7.0 mi 11.3 km #14136th St. Express
Easy
Rio Verde, AZ
Easy
7.0 mi 11.3 km Rio Verde, AZ
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15Upper Ranch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Carefree, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km #16Hawknest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
6.9 mi 11.1 km Carefree, AZ
3.1 mi 5.0 km #17Whiskey Bottle Trail
Easy
Rio Verde, AZ
Easy
3.1 mi 5.0 km Rio Verde, AZ
0.5 mi 0.7 km #18Lookout Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
0.5 mi 0.7 km Fountain Hills, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #19The Divide Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
2.0 mi 3.3 km Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #20Latigo Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
2.0 mi 3.2 km Carefree, AZ

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