One of the phenomenal benefits of living in a Scottsdale home is the accessibility to a multitude of hiking trails. Each trail offers something a little different but they all promise gorgeous scenery and a wonderful outdoor experience. Scottsdale is proud to be the home of the largest urban preserve in the country. With over 30,200 acres, the exploration opportunities at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale are endless. The preserve has 11 trailheads, including the newest addition: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead. It has recently added 55 miles of new trails. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is perfect for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Dogs are also always welcome on leashes. Bring the whole family for a leisurely stroll on the Horseshoe Trail. The avid hiker might be interested in Tom’s Thumb Trail, a five mile hike has an elevation change of over 1,300 feet.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve is much more than just hiking trails. It has its own research facility. The researchers at The McDowell Sonoran Field Institute are working on their Ecological Resource Plan, using scientific research in an effort to preserve the area for many years to come. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve also offers free, guided trail tours. On the morning of Thanksgiving, many people will be gathering at the Lost Dog Trailhead at 7:45am for a great hike. This guided two and a half mile hike is recommended for anyone over the age of eight, and typically takes an hour and a half to hike.
Take advantage of this beautiful jewel in Scottsdale. There is something for everyone to enjoy at McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale.
If you would like to see any homes in McDowell Mountain Ranch, call me at (602)791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com and we can schedule a showing.
Carmen Brodeur JD
Trillium Properties, LLC
9825 E Bell Road, Suite 120, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536