Overview: Short connector trail between the Marcus Landslide and the rest of the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Hike: This is a relatively flat and easy stroll from the Marcus Landslide into the interior of the MMRP. There is official signage marking its end points as of this writing. If you're heading east from the Landslide, you'll eventually connect with the Pemberton Trail, where you'll have to decide whether to head north or south. Views to the east are sweeping and of the Superstition Mountains including clear views of the Four Peaks and Weaver's Needle. You can also see Mt. Ord. Views to the west are of the McDowell Mountains and East End Peak in particular, in addition to the landslide. This network of trails in general is more popular with mountain bikers than with hikers, which you'll understand once you see how flat the terrain is. The route is fairly easy to follow. If you attempt this in warm weather, bring sufficient water for desert hiking.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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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