Trail runners enjoy varying terrain in the Preserve: hills, mountains, and narrow single-track trails. Many Preserve trail runners think the best trails for trail running are better groomed and made of decomposed granite. Trails in the northern areas of the Preserve are especially well-groomed, with gently rolling terrain.
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.