McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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59 mi 95 km

Hikes

50 mi 81 km

Trails

39

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Easy Trails
19 Trails
Intermediate Trails
7 Trails
Hard Trails
3 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Morning Glory Cafe Unique brunch spot. Good food. Ideal time to go would be spring / fall.
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix AZ — (602) 276-6360
Smashburger If you're a vegetarian, their black bean burger is the best I've tasted from a chain restaurant.
Rubio's They play bad a** music
Chipotle Mexican Grill Always order your food online if u can. you can pay in store, but it'll save u from standing in line
Sun Asian Kitchen Been coming here for years. The food is excellent for the price and the service is amazing. Happy hour specials are fantastic!
Poncho's Mexican Food and Cantina Ask for the president table
Los Dos Molinos Best Mexican Food in town! Love this place!
T Bone Steak House A great view at the windows, the lights all the way to downtown stein view. Good food, a little pricey but salad bar and beans are included.
10037 S 19th Ave, Phoenix AZ — (602) 276-0945
Sunrise Donuts Doughnuts were so fresh and tasty. Great selection. Staff were very friendly.
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Featured Hikes in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 7

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Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve - 22

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Fountain Hills, AZ
2.3 mi 3.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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Carefree, AZ
4.5 mi 7.2 km Carefree, AZ
Minor Issues
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Muddy
30 days ago
1.4 mi 2.3 km
#3 Maverick Trail
Carefree, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carefree, AZ
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#4 Vaquero Trail
Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
Unknown
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1.0 mi 1.5 km
#5 Chuckwagon Trail
Carefree, AZ
1.0 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
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Carefree, AZ
3.2 mi 5.1 km Carefree, AZ
Unknown
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3.3 mi 5.3 km
#7 Bell Pass Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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Fountain Hills, AZ
3.1 mi 4.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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4.9 mi 8.0 km
#9 Sunrise Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
4.9 mi 8.0 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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4.7 mi 7.6 km
#10 Tom's Thumb Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
4.7 mi 7.6 km Rio Verde, AZ
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.3 km
#11 Watershed Trail
Carefree, AZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km Carefree, AZ
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Fountain Hills, AZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
10 days ago
Carefree, AZ
1.6 mi 2.6 km Carefree, AZ
Unknown
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Carefree, AZ
2.7 mi 4.3 km Carefree, AZ
Unknown
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#15 Paradise Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#16 Horseshoe Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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1.3 mi 2.2 km
#17 Prospector Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.3 mi 2.2 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#18 Windmill Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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1.4 mi 2.3 km
#19 East End Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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3.2 mi 5.2 km
#20 Desert Park Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.2 mi 5.2 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#21 Jane Rau Trail
Carefree, AZ
0.7 mi 1.2 km Carefree, AZ
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Fountain Hills, AZ
2.5 mi 4.0 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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