January 20 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated VERY DIFFICULT.
Join me for a hike around the Windgate Bell Pass Loop in the McDowells! We'll start off heading clockwise towards Windgate Pass, loop around McDowell Mountain, and back along Bell Pass. Along the way, we'll have terrific views of remote parts of the preserve. You're encouraged to bring snacks & lunch, sun protection of some sort, at least 3 liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.
DISTANCE: 10 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 1500 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DURATION: 5 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
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.