McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve Horseshoe Loop Hike

Scottsdale, Arizona

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This scenic hike makes an easy loop across a cacti-studded outwash plain at the western side of the McDowell Mountains.
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by Stewart M. Green (Falcon Guides)

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

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

Recent Trail Reviews

3/19/2018
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6/13/2010
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Easy & level trail. Lots of cactus and desert plant life. Nice views of 4 peaks.


4/5/2009
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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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May 2018