SOMETHING FOR WINTER VISITORS
Whether you want a flat and easy walk to share with visiting guests or an ultra-difficult mountain ascent to burn off those extra holiday calories, the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve has a trail to satisfy.
Adero Canyon Trailhead: 14800 N. Eagle Ridge Dr., Fountain Hills
From State Route 87 in Fountain Hills, go 3.2 miles west on Shea Boulevard to North Palisades Boulevard. Turn right. Go 1 mile to Eagle Ridge Drive. Turn left and go 2.3 miles to the trailhead.
Length: 3.3 miles
Kid Friendly: YES
Pet Friendly: YES
Elevation: 2,460-2,170 feet
Best Season: October-April
Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX