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Trailheads

Name Address Lat./Long. Features
Brown's Ranch Trailhead

30301 N. Alma School Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

33° 45' 41.70"N
111° 50' 32.06"W

Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, interpretive signage, water, horse trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, accessible Jane Rau Nature Trail


Fraesfield Trailhead

13400 East Rio Verde Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

33° 44' 36.98"N
111° 47' 35.21"W
Parking, Horse Trailer Parking

Drinking water is NOT available.
Gateway Trailhead

18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

33° 38' 56.23"N
111° 51' 32.96"W

The largest of the trailheads includes:
parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, water, wheelchair-accessible Bajada Nature Trail, horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, interpretive signage.

Granite Mountain Trailhead

31402 N. 136th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

33° 46' 12.52"N
111° 47' 18.14"W
Parking, Horse Trailer Parking

Drinking water is NOT available.
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

12601 N. 124th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

33° 35' 58.75"N
111° 48' 46.77"W
Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, water, horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, directional signage, accessible nature trail.
Quartz Trailhead

10215 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

33° 37' 37.62"N
111° 51' 23.55"W
Located at the SW corner of McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. and 104th St. Parking.  Access the Preserve via the Quartz Trail. Drinking water is NOT available.
Ringtail Trailhead

12300 block of N. 128th St.
85259

33° 35' 56.38"N
111° 48' 17.21"W
Parking in undeveloped area on west side of 128th St. north of Cactus Rd. Drinking water is NOT available.

Sunrise Trailhead

12101 N. 145th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

33° 35' 45.72"N
111° 46' 3.9"W
Parking, water, directional signage, limited horse-trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, shade ramada (overflow lot)
Tom's Thumb Trailhead

23015 N. 128th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

33° 41' 21.29"N
111° 48' 5.305"W
Parking, restrooms, shade ramada, horse trailer parking, interpretive and directional signs.  Drinking water is NOT available. 
WestWorld

15939 N. 98th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

33° 37' 50.1"N
111° 52' 11.57"W
Horse-trailer parking, water trough, shade ramada, restrooms, public arenas, directional signage. Access the Preserve via the WestWorld trail to the Quartz or Taliesin Trails.

Contact Information

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve
7447 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-7013

Kroy Ekblaw
Preserve Director
P: 480-312-7064
kekblaw@ScottsdaleAz.gov

Liz Hildenbrand-Crossman
Preserve Manager
P: 480-312-2778
lhildenbrand@ScottsdaleAz.gov