Promenading in the McDowells
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 mile 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.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.