McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Scottsdale, Arizona

Hike into the desert in Scottsdale’s 16,000-acre backyard. You can access this wide-open desert park and its 60 miles of looping multiuse trails from a number of trailheads—we like the 4-mile loop trail from the Gateway Access Area (18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.).

Last Reviewed
February 2012


18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ