McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve Horseshoe Loop Hike

Scottsdale, Arizona 85267

McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve Horseshoe Loop Hike

McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve: Horseshoe Loop Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This scenic hike makes an easy loop across a cacti-studded outwash plain at the western side of the McDowell Mountains."

McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve: Horseshoe Loop Hike Reviews

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3/19/2018
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6/13/2010
Easy & level trail. Lots of cactus and desert plant life. Nice views of 4 peaks.
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4/5/2009
excellent,very easy hike; flora and views are labelled and numbered with an excellent, matching trailguide available at Trailhead; good intro to the flora and ecosystem of Sonoran desert. Takes about 1 hour if you stop to read the guide along the way; bring water; highly recommended for Scouts and others who wish to learn to identify desert flora; cacti were just starting to bloom this week-end; should be spectacular through April-May
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Trail Information

Scottsdale
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.9
Distance
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
October - April
Season
McDowell Sonoran Prserve
Local Contacts
USGS: McDowell Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018