Trail Access

gateway250 Access areas are designated points of entry into Scottsdale's Preserve. These areas will be where users access trails to experience Scottsdale's Preserve through hiking, horseback riding, biking, nature studies, bird watching, scenic viewing, picnicking, rock climbing and more. Access areas of differing size and level of amenities are located at strategic and appropriate points in but on the periphery of the Preserve for users' convenience. 

The Preserve Access Areas Report outlines the plan for access areas in Scottsdale's Preserve. It explains what to expect as these planned access areas are created - the size and location of parking areas, and the types and level amenities to be provided at each type of access area.  The Access Area Design and Site Standards manual provides specific information regarding the location, design- including materials and environmentally friendly construction methods, and planned amenities for each planned access area. The goal is to develop environmentally responsible public access areas that borrow from and blend into the natural desert landforms and landscape of each specific Preserve access location.

Photo of the Facility at Lost Dog Wash Access Area 
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead