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Promenade Trail - FHP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
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Distance One Way 0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,471 feet
Elevation Gain 55 feet
Accumulated Gain 109 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.25 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.16
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Trips 505 map ( 6,179 miles )
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Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Promenading in the McDowells
by DixieFlyer

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This trail begins at the Adero Canyon Trailhead in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve(FHP).

This short, relatively flat runs in a northerly direction from the Adero Canyon Trailhead in the FHP to a junction with the Sonoran Trail and the Lower Sonoran Trail. The trail is on a wide jeep road and is very easy to hike on. Most of the modest elevation gain occurs in the first 0.1 miles of the trail.

An out-and-back hike on this trail would be of interest only to casual or beginning hikers. However, the trail is a good starting point for connecting hikes to either the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve (MSP) or the Maricopa County McDowell Mountain Regional Preserve (MMRP). In particular, the Promenade Trail is a good starting point to hike to Sunrise Peak and/or to the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead.

Within the FHP, loop hikes can be created by combining the Promenade Trail with the Sonoran and Lower Sonoran Trail, and/or the Western Loop Trail.

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2019-02-12 DixieFlyer

    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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    Paved - Car Okay

    To Adero Canyon Trailhead
    From Loop 101 and Shea Blvd head east on Shea Blvd for 7.8 miles. Then turn left on N Palisades Blvd and continue 1.1 miles. Turn left at the stop sign onto Eagle Ridge Drive and continue 2.4 miles until you reach the Adero Canyon Trailhead. Note that along the way Eagle Ridge Drive first becomes N 143rd Way and then becomes N Eagle Ridge Drive.

    • February 2019: There is road construction on Eagle Ridge Dr, and the last mile to the trailhead is on a well-graded, unpaved road. However, that section of the road will ultimately be paved.
    • January 2020 FHP writes: Fountain Hills (Parks & Wildlife Dept..480-816-5100): Adero Cyn TH/Parking is presently "only" accessible for parking access at the closed chain link fence ~1 mile "prior-to" TH Parking on N. Eagle Ridge Drive. M-F Trailhead access from ~1 mile up road is only legal from 3pm daily. Sat & Sun TH access from ~1 mile up road is legal from dawn to dusk.
    • 2020-02-15 Yoder writes: Road to trailhead parking is closed due to construction. You may want to go to the Sunrise Trailhead parking.
    • 2020-11-09 Grasshopper writes: Officially opened, and the road to the Parking / TH is now paved.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 43 min (32.3 miles)
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2 h 7 min (131 miles)
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 28 min (155 miles)
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