McDowell Mountain Regional Park

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25 mi 41 km

Rides

49 mi 79 km

Trails

17

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Easy Trails
11 Trails
Intermediate Trails
7 Trails
Hard Trails
0 Trails

Shops, Shuttles and Tours

McDowell Mountain riding is bucket list worthy, if you are looking for advice or support for a bike trip here, definitely contact Western Spirit Cycling. Their guides have these trails dialed, plus they will get their massive support truck to camp, whip up amazing food, and keep the beer cold.

Food and Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

DJ's Bagel Cafe Food is great but the brunette in the headband and the nerdy glasses is a bitch
Senor Taco II Soft tacos are excellent
Katana Sushi & Grill The flaming dragon here is a must
Pisa Pizza Best pizza in this town
Flapjacks Not a bad thing on the menu. Pancakes are the best!
Phil's Filling Station Best food in fountain hills. Great taste great prices
Sofrita Must try the Mango Mojito! It's absolutely Delicious
Euro Pizza The caprese sandwich with chicken was amazing! Best sandwich I've had in a long time!
El Encanto Restaurant Cheeseburgers are YUMMY HERE
Pei Wei Make sure to stop by before end of Aug 2012, when this location closes. Enjoy it while you can.
Streets of New York The pizza was great and the free breadsticks was a nice surprise . Good looking staff too .
SeƱor Taco The breakfast burrito is HANDS down the best in the valley.
Redendo's Pizzeria The A-Bomb is the best Italian Sub you'll find anywhere.
Grimaldi's Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria We had a great server. They were on top of dish clearin and drinks. Better service then Zipps
Phil's Grill at Grayhawk i had a great blackened ahi tuna with honey-soy dressing salad special. the soup tends to be a little spicy.
Pinnacle Grille Lisa is the best server! Always knows what I want to drink and has a smile on!
Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race on the Maricopa Trail: Apr 1 - Paradise Valley REI
Featuring an approximately 40-mile course, the Prickly Pedal is a showcase of Maricopa Trail diversity that begins in Cave Creek and ends with a rockin' party in Lake Pleasant. Details
Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: Apr 1 - McDowell Mountain Regional Park - Pemberton Trailhead
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic mountain biking techniques including shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Mountain bikes are available for use in the class. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Details
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3.0 mi 4.8 km
#1 Sport Loop
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.0 mi 4.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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79 days ago
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2.7 mi 4.4 km
#2 Tonto Tank Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
2.7 mi 4.4 km Rio Verde, AZ
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6.4 mi 10.3 km
#3 Escondido Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
6.4 mi 10.3 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1 day ago
2.7 mi 4.3 km
#4 Technical Loop
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.7 mi 4.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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Dry
79 days ago
7.7 mi 12.5 km
#5 Long Loop
Fountain Hills, AZ
7.7 mi 12.5 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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79 days ago
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5.0 mi 8.0 km
#6 Dixie Mine Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
5.0 mi 8.0 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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2.6 mi 4.1 km
#7 Coachwhip Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.6 mi 4.1 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#8 Wagner
Rio Verde, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km Rio Verde, AZ
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#9 Tortoise
Rio Verde, AZ
0.7 mi 1.2 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1 day ago
1.8 mi 2.9 km
#10 Shallmo Wash
Rio Verde, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#11 Rock Knob Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
1.1 mi 1.7 km Rio Verde, AZ
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3.5 mi 5.7 km
#12 Scenic Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
3.5 mi 5.7 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1 day ago
2.6 mi 4.2 km
#13 Sonoran Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.6 mi 4.2 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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3.6 mi 5.8 km
#14 Bluff Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.6 mi 5.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#15 Boulder Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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3.5 mi 5.7 km
#16 Granite
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.5 mi 5.7 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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