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Geo Caching Gateway to Paradise - McDowells

  • Apr 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 the Paradise trail and find a hidden geo caches 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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  • Charles L C.

    Missed the group because got lost for a little while trying to find the trailhead. Went on to do it solo anyway. Nice hike!

    April 2, 2013

  • Charles L C.

    looking forward to my first hike to Gateway!

    March 31, 2013

  • Jim K.

    And where was Earnestine, today, this Friday 03-29?

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may bring one guest, but I won't know until this Friday and may I bring my dog?

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may bring one guest, but I won't know until this Friday and may I bring my dog?

    March 26, 2013

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