Geo Caching Gateway to Paradise - McDowells

  • April 2, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated EASY.

Join me for a treasure hunt on an easy hike from the Gateway trailhead of the McDowells. Geo Caching is a worldwide 'treasure hunt' provided via satelite and cell phone apps. All you need to do is show up for this unique experience; no equipment necessary to participate.

Our route will take us directly into the preserve where we will travel parallel to the Levee trail. Our goal will be to reach a geo cache by the Paradise trail and head back along a short portion of the Gateway Loop. This trek will give you beautiful views of the preserve while staying on easy and generally flat parts of the trails. You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera, and must bring at least 2 liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.

DISTANCE: 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop style
DURATION: < 2.5 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap
DIRECTIONS: The address is 18333 Thompson Peak Pkwy in Scottsdale and is located on the east side of the street just north of the Bell Rd intersection. The entry street to the trailhead is labeled Carla Way. The Google map link above will get you there.

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  • Rene Wirtjes

    Absolutely a fun adventure and had two successful finds!

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Tiffany Timmer

    Great time great people.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Amy

    SO MUCH FUN!!!! :-) It was great to hike with all of you!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • John Haggerty

    Just a LOT of fun thank to Rene & Chuck

    April 2, 2013

  • Tiffany Timmer

    I have the directions but I am not sure where to park and to meet up with everyone. I will be in an older cream luxes or gold toyota van.
    Thank you...

    March 31, 2013

    • Rene Wirtjes

      We will be at the trail head building.

      March 31, 2013

  • Tiffany Timmer

    I just need to know who to look for...

    March 29, 2013

  • Nancy Haverkos

    Hi.. I'm looking for a moderate hike on Saturday, is anyone leading one?

    March 27, 2013

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