McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

7729 East Greenway Rd., Ste. 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Enjoy Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Sonoran Desert and mountains, protects this living treasure and offers events and activities in the Preserve so that everyone can enjoy a family-friendly, natural experience.

Like no other place in the Valley, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers visitors exceptional hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock-climbing and trail running experiences on 225 miles of trails and the award-winning Bajada Nature Trail for interactive experiences on a 1/2 mile barrier-free interpretive trail.

During your visit, you may meet a McDowell Sonoran Conservancy steward who are all volunteers. These volunteers are available as a resource for information and assistance.

You can access the Preserve from:

Fraesfield Trailhead, 13400 E Rio Verde Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Gateway Trailhead, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway

Granite Mountain Trailhead, 31402 N. 136th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead, 12601 N. 124th Street

Pima Dynamite Trailhead, parking available and trailhead due to open September, 2021.  Corner of Pima and Dynamite.

Quartz Trailhead, McDowell Mountain Road and 104th Street

Ringtail Trailhead, 128th Street, North of Cactus

Sunrise Trailhead, 12101 N. 145th Way

Toms Thumb Trailhead, 23015 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

Westworld Trailhead, McDowell Mountain Road and 98th Street

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