Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Successful auction adds 2,365 acres to Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a permanently protected 27,800-acre sustainable desert habitat open for non-motorized trail use.
Trails & TrailheadsThe Preserve currently contains approximately 120 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails (hike/bike/horse) accessed from multiple trailheads.
TRAILHEAD LOCATIONS | TRAIL MAPS
Hours & RulesThe Preserve is open everyday, sunrise to sunset, free of charge. A trailhead gate schedule (pdf/82kb/1p) is available for your convenience. Please observe all rules and regulations (pdf/124kb/4pp), including no alcohol, smoking or fires.
DogsDogs are welcome in the Preserve and must be leashed at all times. Dog waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle immediately.
PermitsPermits are required for any group larger than 34, all commercial activity including filming and photography. Call 480-312-7013 for more information.
Latest NewsBrown's Ranch Trailhead Open for Public Use
McDowell Sonoran Preserve Update - October 2013 (pdf/268kb/2pp)
ContactThe City of Scottsdale coordinates all activities involving the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For more information call:
For information on guided tours of Scottsdale's Preserve, visit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's website at www.mcdowellsonoran.org.