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Ride from Pima Dynamite Trailhead

Ride from Pima Dynamite Trailhead  The Pima Dynamite has many magnificent biking trails.  We'd love to have you join us for a fun approximately 12.5 mile adventure in these trails.  The downhill back to the trailhead will have you coming back here soon!  This is an Intermediate Skills and Moderate Cardio ride.  All our rides

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Fraesfield Trailhead 13400 East Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Fraesfield Trailhead  New to mountain biking? Looking to refresh your skills, improve your technique, enhance safety awareness and increase your overall enjoyment on the trails? Then come prepared with a mountain bike with knobby tires, helmet, water, and snacks. We begin with a demonstration and presentation by experienced riders covering

Bird Walk

Bird Walk at Quartz Trailhead Join Kathe Anderson and Rick Pearce on this easy hike of 2 miles over rocky trail. In addition to seeing our year-round bird residents, we are likely to see some migrants passing through. Possible sightings include: phainopepla, American kestrel, gilded flicker, curve-billed thrasher, Apert’s towhee or various warblers.. Quartz trail

Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator

Fraesfield Trailhead 13400 East Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator at Fraesfield Trailhead  Spend about 2 hours on an easy hike with John Loleit, the Natural Resources Coordinator, as he discusses various pertinent topics while hiking in the desert.  The material will depend on the season, animals, plants, and will cover whatever is happening in this wonderful environment.   Bathrooms available

Brown’s Mountain Summit Fitness Hike

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

Brown's Mountain Summit Fitness Hike at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead This Difficult hike climbs to the Summit of Brown’s Mountain and returns via the west side and Upper Ranch Trail. Experienced hikers only. 4.5 miles with elevation of 600 ft. to the summit over 3 hours.  Brown’s Ranch Trailhead, Arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.

North Fraesfield Fitness Hike

Fraesfield Trailhead 13400 East Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

North Fraesfield Fitness Hike at Fraesfield Trailhead This Difficult hike has a moderate rocky uphill portion on the north side of Fraesfield Mountain, but the remainder of the hike covers relatively flat terrain. Experience hikers suggested. Plan 3.5 hours for 7 miles.  Arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.. Bathrooms available at the trailhead. Bring

Patrol the Stoneman Road Educational Ride

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

The Stoneman Road was a military road created in 1870, connecting Ft. McDowell and Ft. Whipple.  Remnants of the road remain in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  Join Franco Farina to learn the story of the road and the people who made it, while we patrol portions of the actual route. This is an Intermediate Skill and

Bowtie Fitness Hike

Granite Mountain Trailhead 31402 N. 136th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Bowtie Fitness Hike at Granite Mountain Trailhead This is a Very Difficult hike of 7.5 miles over 4 hours. Discover the variety of trails in the northeast section of the Preserve. Experience the lush beauty of Barb’s Trail and the splendor of Bootlegger Trail along the east side of Granite Mountain. For experienced hikers.  Arrive

New Trails Fitness Hike at Pima Dynamite Trailhead

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

New Trails Fitness Hike at Pima Dynamite Trailhead   This Very Difficult hike due to its 9 miles over about 4.5 hours covers some rolling hills for Experienced hikers. Explore the impressive new trails with nice views and granite formations. Arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.  Bring water, snacks and even a lunch for

Feldspar and Mesquite Loop Fitness Walk

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

Feldspar Mesquite Loop Walk Join us for a leisurely walk in the areas below Tom’s Thumb.  Slower pace and frequent stops with time to admire the great views and treasures on the ground as well as discussions about desert topics.  1.2 miles for about 1.5 hours with stops. Bathroom facilities at the trailhead. Bring water

Inspiration Viewpoint Fitness Hike

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

Inspiration Viewpoint Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead.  Get your heart pumping on this Very Difficult hike up to an amazing overlook through gradual inclines with a few steep sections. 6 miles with elevation gain of 900 ft. for about 3.5 hours to trail marker WP5. For experienced hikers.  Bathrooms available at the trailhead. Bring water

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Fraesfield Trailhead 13400 East Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Fraesfield Trailhead  New to mountain biking? Looking to refresh your skills, improve your technique, enhance safety awareness and increase your overall enjoyment on the trails? Then come prepared with a mountain bike with knobby tires, helmet, water, and snacks. We begin with a demonstration and presentation by experienced riders covering

Desert Park to Gateway Loop Fitness Hike

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

Desert Park to Gateway Loop Fitness Hike at Gateway Trailhead. This Difficult hike will travel through the Silverleaf community, the Windgate Trail and then a short, steep climb to the Gateway Saddle with its great views. 6.8 miles with elevation gain of 700 ft over about 3.5 hours. For experienced hikers. Bathrooms available at the

Trailside Naturalist – Reptiles

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

Stop by the Trailside Naturalist station at the Gateway Trailhead between 9-11 A.M. to learn about the various reptiles of the Sonoran Desert, their unique behavior, eating habits, and benefit to the ecosystem.

Veterans Day Hike

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

Veterans Day Hike at Lost Dog Trailhead To honor our Veterans, a Moderate loop on gently rolling terrain is planned. We will hold a special ceremony at the trailhead at the end of the hike. Join Len Marcisz for 3 miles over about 2.5 hours with elevation gain of about 250 ft. Bathrooms are available

Vaquero-Whiskey Bottle-Latigo Trails Fitness Hike

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. Moderate hike of 5 miles for about 2.5 hours. Bathrooms available at the trailhead. Bring water and snacks for the trail. No dogs please.

Ride from Granite Mountain Trailhead

Granite Mountain Trailhead 31402 N. 136th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Ride from Granite Mountain Trailhead  Come on out and join a ride with us from Granite Mountain . We’ll ride through Coyote Canyon with beautiful swooping terrain and views you may never have known were there.   See how you can connect these trails and others together to enjoy a completely awesome ride!  We will

Lost Dog to Andrews – Kinsey Trail Fitness Hike

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

Lost Dog to Andrews-Kinsey Trail Fitness Hike at Lost Dog Trailhead  This is a Very Difficult Hike for experienced hikers because it will climb 1,200 ft. to a saddle and then continue on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail to a spectacular view overlooking the Fountain Hills Preserve. Distance: 7.8 miles. Duration: about 5 hours. Bathrooms available at

Bird Walk

Granite Mountain Trailhead 31402 N. 136th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Bird Walk at Granite Mountain Trailhead Join Kathe Anderson and Rick Pearce on this 2 hour walk for a good chance to see some of our year-round bird residents such as: cactus wren, gila woodpecker, ladder-backed woodpecker, Harris’s hawk, Verdin or Say’s Phoebe - as well as some seasonal arrivals. Bathrooms at trailhead. Bring water

Nature as Therapy

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

Nature as Therapy Walk at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead  Lost your mojo?  Not as creative as you used to be?  Do you have a feeling of malaise?  Join Toni Vallee and Katy Lindberg on a 1.5 hour easy walk where we provide tools and a prescription to help you use nature to improve your happiness, creativity