Hiking in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve

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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.

Getting There

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

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