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

  • Yesterday · 9:00 AM

    Christmas Day Hike

    20 Preserve Discoverers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Christmas Day Hike (HOL): Embrace the spirit of the holiday on this picturesque hike around the Gateway Loop that will take you into the heart of the McDowells. Allow 3... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Mistletoe and Holly

    14 Preserve Discoverers | 5.00 | 20 Photos

    Mistletoe and Holly (HOL): What do desert plants and animals have to do with the holidays? Join us and discover the hidden, festive desert connections. Allow 21/2 hours... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Whiskey Bottle, Turpentine, Black Hill Loop

    4 Preserve Discoverers

    Whiskey Bottle, Turpentine, Black Hill Loop (WLL): Join us to explore the trails out of Fraesfield trailhead in this 6-mile hike loop within lush vegetation and no... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Vaquero - Latigo Loop

    6 Preserve Discoverers

    Vaquero - Latigo Loop (WLL): Join us to experience the beauty of the desert on the northern Preserve on these two picturesque trails. Allow 3 hours for this 4-mile loop... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Mountain Bike Brown’s Ranch Trails

    1 Member

    We'll ride the beautiful trails from Brown’s Ranch Trailhead. This ride is for experienced riders who can ride 2+ hours. Allow 2+ hours to ride 12-15 miles for... Learn more
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  • McDowellSonoranConservancyHikes founded McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

    on January 28

Founded Jan 28, 2012

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