Scottsdale has launched some new tools for those wishing to explore or just learn more about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
The preserve covers more than 30,000 acres of some of the most scenic lands in the Valley. Those with an internet connection can take a video tour of the preserve that covers many of its major trails, trailheads and landmarks.
The city’s preserve video library has grown to 10 separate features. They include aerial and ground footage that provide a visual overview of the terrain, scenery and amenities. New additions include short videos describing the Tom’s Thumb Trail and Trailhead, the Gateway Trailhead and Gateway Loop Trail and the adjacent Saguaro Loop.
Also new to the preserve web page is a section entitled “Plan your visit to the preserve.” It includes links to information on all trails and trailheads, preserve hours and rules, permits and info on guided hikes and events. There’s also a link to the complete video library referenced above.
Make sure to explore the city’s revamped preserve website for tips and hints before trekking out to the preserve’s real trails and trailheads this fall.
Start your journey here.