The Andrews-Kinsey Trail connects the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve(MSP) with the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve(FHP). This guide is for the section of the Andrews-Kinsey trail that is in the FHP; for the entire trail, combine this section of the trail with Andrews-Kinsey Trail MSP
The easiest way to access this section of the trail is from the Adero Canyon Trailhead. From the trailhead, take the Promenade Trail for 0.1 miles and then turn left on the Western Loop Trail for another 0.1 miles until you come to a junction with the Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Once on this section of the Andrews-Kinsey Trail, go 0.5 miles until you enter the MSP.
Once in the MSP, you can continue on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail for 2 miles to the trail terminus at the Sunrise Trail.
From there you have a few options including: turn around and go back to the Adero Canyon Trailhead; hike up to Sunrise Peak; hike to the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead; or hike to the Sunrise Trailhead.
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.