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Andrews - Kinsey Trail FHP, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,677 feet
Elevation Gain 86 feet
Accumulated Gain 117 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.15 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 0.89
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Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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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.

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2019-02-13 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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