October 9, 2012 · 6:00 AM
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This hike is rated EASIEST.
This is a joint event with the Trail Mix group. Come enjoy hiking the Gateway Loop in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Our hike will begin on the Saguaro Trail (0.4 miles), straight into the Saguaro Loop (0.3 miles) and return on the Saguaro Trail (0.4). This hike will begin on time due to time constraints for those who are working. Gate opens at 5:52am.
You're encouraged to bring snacks, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 1+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.
DISTANCE: 1.1 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 100 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DURATION: 1.0 hours
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
DIRECTIONS: The address is 18333 Thompson Peak Pkwy in Scottsdale and is located on the east side of Thompson Peak Parkway just north of the Bell Rd intersection or south of Legacy Blvd. The entry street to the trailhead is labeled Carla Way. The Google map link above will get you there.