Desert Park Loop

 

We'll meet near the restrooms at the Gateway entrance to Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

For the hike we'll head out on the Desert Park Trail (3.2 miles), right on the Windgate Pass Trail (0.7 miles), continue straight on the Gateway Loop Trail (1.2 miles), right on the Saguaro Trail (0.4 miles) back to where we started.

Trail Length: about 5.5 miles
Elevation Gain: about 600 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Facilities: at TH
Trail Style: loop
Dogs: Yes, if leashed

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  • Marshall

    John ... thanks for leading everyone out of the desert.

    May 17, 2013

  • Maureen O'Neil C.

    I loved this trail but I could NOT take the BUGS !!!! It would have been so wonderful without those crazy bugs !!!!

    May 17, 2013

    • Marshall

      The bugs seemed to come out in full force after the two of us said the bugs weren't too bad. Next time we'll have to remember to keep quiet. :)

      1 · May 17, 2013

  • Marshall

    A super morning with a super group! Thanks for coming everyone.

    May 17, 2013

  • Devang

    Great fun hiking with everyone - great group!!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such lovely and entertaining fellow hikers. Thanks for being my voice today, Marshall!

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • Maureen O'Neil C.

    Thanks Marshall. See you Friday
    MO

    May 13, 2013

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