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McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fountain Hills

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is located in Fountain Hills. Make McDowell Mountain Regional Park a centerpiece of your Fountain Hills vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fountain Hills travel itinerary maker.
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  • We hiked the North trail, Lousley and then Scenic trail on our first trip here. It took 3 hr and 45 min to do all three. North Trail was easy and took 1 hour. It's mostly walking through a desert vall...  read more »
  • Lovely place for RV's, tents. Clean sites with great views. We went to Frank Lloyd Wright's home and the tour was incredible. Tour guides very knowledgeable. In fact, our guide lead us out to Mc Dowel...  read more »
  • Many people use the trails for biking , horseback riding , running but i love to just walk on the hiking trails taking in the majesty of the desert around 
  • Great walking and biking trails. Miles and miles of them. A lot of parking. What else can I say.
  • Lots of great mountain biking trails for beginners here. Most of them are pretty smooth, not super Rocky like other trails nearby. They have a 15 mile loop called the Pemberton and then other smaller loops intersecting the big one. The main loop isn't super steep but some of the smaller ones can get pretty steep and are for more advanced riders. Entry fee to park inside the park is $6 and $3 if you walk or bike in. They have live rattle snakes in the visitor center.
  • So many trails. Different lengths. Hours of fun. Phenomenal views.
  • Wide open space yet surrounded by beautiful mountains all around. The park attendents are very friendly and kind. The trails are great for biking, running and there are many different options from easy to challenging. It is truly very picturesque.
  • Great place to mountain bike or hike. Miles of trails. Also have a medium and advanced track to test your abilities. The park puts on some great informational sessions. The ONLY downside is the rattle snakes. And I like snakes. As I write this I am on the road to the park for a couple weeks of thrashing my new mountain bike.
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