Did you know the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is owned by the City of Scottsdale but cared for by over 500 stewards?  Not only do we care for the Preserve, we have a blast enjoying the passive recreation that it provides.

We offer hike, mountain bike and equestrian tours lead by experienced, knowledgeable stewards.    We would love for you to join us while we discover the Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the largest urban preserve in the United States at over 30,000 acres and 133 miles of trails.


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McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Hike, Bike & Hoof in the Preserve

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  • 5 days ago · 5:30 PM

    MSC Pastfinder Panel Discussion

    8 Preserve Discoverers

    This is not a guided hike or a bike ride, but another exciting way to discover the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy . . . a lecture on the subject:"From Homeland to Strange... Learn more
  • April 25 · 7:15 AM

    Bird Walk Quartz Trail

    11 Preserve Discoverers | 5.00

    Join us on this walk for a good chance to see some of our year-round bird residents like the Cactus Wren, Gila Woodpecker, Verdin, and more! Meet at Quartz Trailhead... Learn more
  • April 22 · 7:15 AM

    Marcus Landslide

    9 Preserve Discoverers

    A 4-mile discovery hike loop to and around Marcus Landslide geological site, second large landslide in Arizona. About 400 feet elevation gain with moderate inclines.... Learn more
  • April 14 · 7:15 AM

    Wildflowers of the Desert

    12 Preserve Discoverers

    Join our experts in identifying and learning about the Sonoran Desert’s beautiful wildflowers. Allow 3 hours for this 6-mile easy loop trail in a lush part of the... Learn more
  • April 8 · 7:15 AM

    Gateway Loop

    6 Preserve Discoverers | 5.00

    A scenic, 4.6 mile loop in the Gateway area of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. About a 700-foot elevation gain with moderate inclines. Allow about 3 hours. Please arrive... Learn more
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