Enjoy Nature With Us
Explore a living treasure and make memories you will remember for a lifetime. Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, including the beautiful McDowell Mountains, currently encompasses more than 30,000 contiguous acres with over 180 miles of trails. Trailhead gates are open from sunrise to sunset and there is no charge for parking or access.
Trails Of The
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers an array of fabulous desert trails and award-winning facilities. It is unique geologically and home to stunning geography, lush cacti forests and diverse wildlife. Now is a great time to explore the 30,000 acres of Sonoran Desert. Choose any of the 5 major trailheads to connect to over 180 miles of trails of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.