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McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale, AZ
Gina Sabatella

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale, AZ

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.

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