From challenging trails that work up a sweat to easy paths ideal for first-time trekkers, hiking in Scottsdale is an adventure everyone can enjoy. Start your Sonoran Desert exploration at the Gateway to Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Here you’ll find the Bajada Nature Trail, a ½-mile interpretive path that’s perfect for families and is ADA accessible, as well as the Saguaro Trail, Gateway Loop Trail and more. In addition to the Gateway, there are eight other trailhead access points around the city to the Preserve’s 60+ miles of scenic, shared-use trails.
Other popular Scottsdale hiking spots include Camelback Mountain, Pinnacle Peak Park and McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Let us help you find your best hike, prepare for your adventure and give you a sneak peek at the plants and animals you’re likely to see along the way. Then lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail for a quintessential Scottsdale adventure.