McDowell Sonoran Preserve-Sunrise Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 1,939 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,144 feet.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve-Sunrise Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"One of the Phoenix area’s most popular in-town hikes, Sunrise Trail is a treat. Enjoy unspoiled desert in the beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve, take in fantastic views of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, and challenge yourself on the superbly maintained trail to the 3,069-foot Sunrise Peak.
Its ease of access, proximity to town, multiple trailheads, stunning scenery and views, and perfect balance between challenge and enjoyment appeal to a wide range of hikers. If you can’t find something to love about this trail, you might be having a really bad day."
--Charles Liu, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Phoenix - 3rd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press).
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