Most trails in the Preserve are available for equestrian use, although some are more challenging than others. Equestrian staging areas are available at Sunrise, Lost Dog Wash, Gateway, Tom’s Thumb and Brown’s Ranch Trailhead.
Riding is a great way to visit some of the remote areas of the Preserve. While your horse is doing most of the watching for safe footing, you are free to enjoy the wide vistas of surrounding beauty.
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 more than 200 miles of trails of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.