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Desert Park Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.14 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,711 feet
Elevation Gain 605 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.16
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31  2019-02-23
Gateway hike - snow day
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17  2018-10-29
Gateway Loop Trail - MSP
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4  2018-10-13
McD lil' Loop
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17  2018-03-08
Lookout Trail - MSP
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14  2018-01-23
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
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6  2018-01-17 RowdyandMe
7  2017-09-30
McDowell Balloon
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8  2017-04-30 DarthStiller
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Sun  5:45am - 7:06pm
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Desert Park Trail - MSP is a 3.14 mile one way hike with 605 feet elevation gain. Located 3 miles south of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. December and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview
Desert hiking on backyards of luxury residential and golfing community 'DC Ranch' with following accent into the hills.


Alternate access via Desert Camp Dr is another option.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

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2010-03-31
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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To Gateway Trailhead
Take the 101 to the Princess Drive/Pima Road exit. Go north on Pima Road to Union Hills Drive. Turn right (east) on Union Hills Drive to Thompson Peak Parkway. Turn right on Thompson Peak Parkway and head south about 1/2 mile to the Gateway Visitor Center on the left. There's plenty of parking and nice facilities here.

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Take 101 to Bell Road exit (by way of either FLW Blvd exit 39 arriving from the south or Pima/Princess exit 36 arriving from the north). Go East on Bell road 1.7 miles and turn left onto Thompson Peak Parkway. The Gateway is 0.7 miles on the right. (18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway)

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 28.4 mi, 36 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 126 mi, 2 hours 6 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 141 mi, 2 hours 33 mins
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