Dec 4, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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This hike is rated MODERATE.
Come enjoy hiking the Gateway Loop in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve! It starts off flat, but there's a bunch of climbing towards the saddle. Gorgeous views await, then we come back around the other side of the mountain. You're encouraged to drink plenty of water prior to hiking and bring snacks, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.
DISTANCE: 5.78 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 1165 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Out and Back
DURATION: 3.0 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
This hike is a joint event with Trail Mix and Greyhawk Hiking Clubs.
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.