Arthropod Educational Walk at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Arthropod Educational Walk at Brown's Ranch Trailhead Spiders, scorpions, bees, and wasps are just the beginning. There are more species of arthropods in the world than any other group of animals. Join us on this easy walk to discover the fascinating and diverse world of arthropods and their role in the ecology of the Sonoran

Lifecycle and Oddities of the Saguaro Ride at Pima Dynamite Trailhead

Pima Dynamite Trailhead 28777 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Lifecycle and Oddities of the Saguaro Ride at Pima Dynamite Trailhead Join us on this ride to see some of the magnificent saguaros only found in the Sonoran Desert. We will have a guest presenter who will discuss the lifecycle of the giant multiarmed saguaros and view many including skeletons and a crested saguaro located

Hunter Gatherers Educational Walk at Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead 12601 N. 124th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Hunter Gatherers Educational Walk at Lost Dog Wash Trailhead Join us as we explore the challenges of the Archaic hunter and gatherer to survive and thrive in the Sonoran Desert of 2,000 years ago. See important desert flora and fauna, hunting sites, and their importance to the survival of an Archaic band. Location: Lost Dog

Women’s Hike at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead

Tom’s Thumb Trailhead 23015 N. 128th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Women's Hike at Tom's Thumb Trailhead Join us for an exploration of the interesting granite formations in the Marcus Landslide area. This hike is perfect for those who identify as women. Location: Tom’s Thumb Trailhead - 23015 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255 Skill level: Moderate Distance: ~4 miles / Time: ~2 hours Bathrooms are

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Pima Dynamite Trailhead

Pima Dynamite Trailhead 28777 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Pima Dynamite Trailhead New to mountain biking? Looking to refresh your skills, improve your technique, enhance safety awareness, and increase your overall enjoyment on the trails? We begin with a demonstration and presentation by experienced riders covering the basic things you need to know, equipment requirements, and trail etiquette. The

Women’s Walk at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Women's Walk at Brown's Ranch Trailhead Join us for this easy, social walk on the Jan Rau interpretive trail. This hike is perfect for those who identify as women. Location: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Skill level: Easy Distance: ~1 miles Time: ~2 hours Bathrooms are available at the trailheads. Bring water and snacks for the trail.

Gateway to TT9 Overlook Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead

Gateway Trailhead 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ

Gateway to TT9 Overlook Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead This difficult hike takes us to the seldom visited vistas west of Tom’s Thumb that makes you think you are in the Grand Canyon. A climb of 2,100 ft. Location: Gateway Trailhead – 18333 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Skill level: Difficult Distance: ~9.6

Walk with Natural Resources Coordinator at Fraesfield Trailhead

Fraesfield Trailhead 13400 East Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Walk with Natural Resources Coordinator at Fraesfield Trailhead Join us on an easy walk with a City of Scottsdale Natural Resources Coordinator as various pertinent topics are discussed during the walk in the desert. The material will depend on the season, animals, plants, and will cover whatever is happening in this beautiful environment. Location: Fraesfield

Mistletoe & Holly Educational Hike at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Mistletoe & Holly Educational Hike at Brown's Ranch Trailhead What do desert plants and animals have to do with the holidays? Join us and discover the hidden, festive desert connections over minimal elevation gain. Location: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead – 30301 North Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Skill level: Easy Distance: ~3 miles Time: ~2.5

Desert 101 North Educational Walk at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Desert 101 North Educational Walk at Brown's Ranch Trailhead The Conservancy has a mission to help sustain the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This walk provides a geological and ecological overview of what lives in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and how the flora and fauna survive and thrive. Location: Brown's Ranch Trailhead - 30301 North Alma School

Ride the Gooseneck at Fraesfield Trailhead

Fraesfield Trailhead 13400 East Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Ride the Gooseneck at Fraesfield Trailhead A great sequel to the Bike Skills Clinic. It will travel over the flatter areas of the Gooseneck. The first 1/2 mile of the ride requires intermediate skills, but it is smooth sailing for the next 10-12 miles. This is an intermediate skills and moderate cardio ride. Location: Fraesfield

Desert 101 Educational Walk at Gateway Trailhead

Gateway Trailhead 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ

Desert 101 Educational Walk at Gateway Trailhead The Conservancy has a mission to help sustain the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This walk provides a geological and ecological overview of what lives in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and how the flora and fauna survive and thrive. Location: Gateway Trailhead - 18333 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ

Christmas Day Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead

Gateway Trailhead 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ

Christmas Day Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead Embrace the spirit of the holiday on this picturesque hike on the Gateway Loop that will take you into the heart of the McDowells. Elevation gain of 700 ft. Location: Gateway Trailhead – 18333 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Skill level: Moderate Distance: ~4.5 miles Time:

Vaquero, Whiskey Bottle & Latigo Fitness Hike at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Vaquero, Whiskey Bottle & Latigo Fitness Hike at Brown's Ranch Trailhead This hike on three picturesque trails will take you to a crested saguaro and then continue through a diverse landscape. Location: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead – 30301 North Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Skill level: Moderate Distance: ~5 miles Time: ~2.5 hours Bathrooms and

Gateway Trailhead to “Silver” Bell Pass Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead

Gateway Trailhead 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ

Gateway Trailhead to “Silver” Bell Pass Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead Celebrate the coming New Year on this difficult but rewarding hike! The views along this challenging path will make the miles go faster. Elevation gain of 1,500 ft. Experienced hikers suggested. Location: Gateway Trailhead – 18333 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Skill

Tom’s Thumb Long Loop Fitness Hike at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead

Tom’s Thumb Trailhead 23015 N. 128th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Tom’s Thumb Long Loop Fitness Hike at Tom's Thumb Trailhead This difficult hike explores the rugged and scenic views of the Preserve. We will go up Tom’s Thumb to East End and return via the McDowell Regional Park. Over 1,500 ft elevation change. Experienced hikers suggested. Location: Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 23015 North 128th Street,

Walk with Natural Resources Coordinator at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Walk with Natural Resources Coordinator at Brown's Ranch Trailhead Join us on an easy walk with a City of Scottsdale Natural Resources Coordinator as various pertinent topics are discussed during the walk in the desert. The material will depend on the season, animals, plants, and will cover whatever is happening in this beautiful environment. Location:

Learn the Line at Pima Dynamite Trailhead

Pima Dynamite Trailhead 28777 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Learn the Line at Pima Dynamite Trailhead Have you felt nervous or unsure about how to ride over that rock or around that technical corner?  Come out and ‘learn the line’ to gain confidence on technical pieces, both up and down hills, speed control, body position, and moving your weight around. This is an intermediate

Nature as Therapy Walk at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Brown's Ranch Trailhead 30301 N. Alma School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Nature as Therapy Walk at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Learn why time in nature makes happier, healthier, and more creative. Join us on this walk and learn how to use nature as a prescription to improve your overall well-being. Location: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Skill level: Easy Time: ~1.5 hours Bathrooms are available at the trailheads. Bring

Marcus Landslide Fitness Hike at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead

Tom’s Thumb Trailhead 23015 N. 128th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Marcus Landslide Fitness Hike at Tom's Thumb Trailhead Visit the Marcus Landslide geological site, second largest landslide in Arizona. Elevation gain is 400 ft. Location: Tom’s Thumb Trailhead - 23015 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255 Skill level: Moderate Distance: ~4 miles Time: ~2.5 hours Difficulty of hikes vary. Please choose hikes that match your