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Sunrise Trail to Andrews-Kinsey Trail Fitness Hike at Sunrise Trailhead

By |2022-11-23T13:56:31-07:00November 23rd, 2022|

Sunrise Trail to Andrews-Kinsey Trail Fitness Hike at Sunrise Trailhead Burn off some calories on this picturesque and challenging hike. This hike climbs 900 ft. to a saddle and then continues on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail to a spectacular view overlooking the Fountain Hills Preserve (AK5) before returning. Total elevation gain of 1,100 ft. Location: Sunrise

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Sunrise Trailhead Overflow Lot to Andrews-Kinsey Trail

By |2021-11-19T13:18:14-07:00November 19th, 2021|

Sunrise Trail to Andrews-Kinsey Trail Fitness Hike from Sunrise Trailhead overflow parking lot.   Burn off some calories on this picturesque and challenging hike. This Very Difficult hike climbs 900 ft. to a saddle and then continues on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail to a spectacular view overlooking the Fountain Hills Preserve before returning. 6.8 miles, total elevation

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Sunrise Peak from Lost Dog Wash Fitness Hike

By |2021-10-22T11:45:02-07:00October 22nd, 2021|

Sunrise Peak from Lost Dog Trailhead Fitness Hike  This Very Difficult Hike travels the beautiful and challenging west side of Sunrise Peak up to a great 360-degree view of the Valley of the Sun. Experienced hikers suggested. 6.2 miles in about 3.5 hours with elevation gain over 1,300 ft. Bathrooms available at the trailhead. Bring

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Sunrise

By |2020-08-06T09:45:05-07:00July 6th, 2020|

SUNRISE SUNRISE TRAILHEAD 12101 N. 145th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Directions Located at the East end of Via Linda at 145th street, just before a gated community Overview The Sunrise Trail pushes steeply above the residential trailhead area into the lower canyon, where grades moderate

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Popular Hikes and Trails

By |2022-01-22T10:56:26-07:00June 27th, 2020|

POPULAR HIKES AND TRAILS FRAESFIELD FRAESFIELD - LOOP HIKE OverviewThis loop hike combines three trail segments originating from the Fraesfield Trailhead: Whiskey Bottle Trail (1.6 miles), Turpentine Trail (1.4 miles), and Black Hill Trail (1.7 miles). The loop described hugs the northeastern edge of

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Best Places in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve For Wildflower Photography

By |2020-05-27T13:39:49-07:00April 3rd, 2020|News, Visiting|

It’s that time of the year when wildflowers cover the Sonoran Desert. Those splashes of color attract many visitors to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. And many have their cellphone camera ready to preserve the moment. Take your best shot with this advice on where to find the Preserve’s choicest wildflower spots.

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#MondayMemories looks back at our 25th Anniversary (Part Five)

By |2021-01-10T04:02:28-07:00November 30th, 2020|Featured News, News, People of the Sonoran Desert, Stewardship, Support|

Just five short years ago, we celebrated the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's 25th Birthday. As a part of that celebration, we remembered some of the most significant things that happened in each of our first 25 years. We are now approaching our 30th Birthday, and we are taking this opportunity to reflect again on our past

Recreation

By |2021-04-27T08:22:26-07:00August 1st, 2020|

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Hiking SELF-GUIDED HIKES Looking for a great place to go hiking in Scottsdale? The McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers many of the best trails in Arizona, with trailside experts who can answer your questions. Download a trail map at the bottom of this page. Even

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Visit the Preserve

By |2022-09-08T12:43:59-07:00July 8th, 2020|

VISITING THE PRESERVE The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy provides a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy and is home to many species of animals, plants and birds. Please take some time to browse through the tabs below to familiarize yourself with the Preserve and some

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Tom’s Thumb: What to Expect

By |2020-04-03T16:58:07-07:00March 15th, 2020|News|

It’s hard to put your finger on just one of its many attractions. But if you’re looking for a quick get-away from the city, the easy choice is Tom’s Thumb trail. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a family on a weekend adventure, it offers a must-see look at the wonders of the Arizona desert.

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