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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 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.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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