Hiking Safety Tips

Mountain Rescue
  • Hike with a buddy
  • Begin hydrating the day before your hike
  • Bring water for yourself and pet(s) you bring
  • Bring a cell phone
  • Wear sensible shoes: hiking boots or tennis/gym shoes
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses 
  • Tell friends where and when you are going and when you expect to return

Scottsdale Fire responds to medical emergencies in our Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve on a regular basis. Following these tips can ensure your experience at the preserves is a healthy one.

Additional hiking information can be found at: