McDowell Mountain Regional Park

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15 mi 25 km

Rides

49 mi 79 km

Trails

18

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Easy Trails
12 Trails
Intermediate Trails
5 Trails
Hard Trails
0 Trails

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

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 & 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 Sit outside, enjoy the home made sangria. Shrimp street tacos are great!
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 Full of meat and very flavorful!
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
Wendy's They are really good at forgetting things in your order. CHECK your bags to make sure got have everything you ordered!
Pinnacle Grille Lisa is the best server! Always knows what I want to drink and has a smile on!
Climb the Crag - McDowell Mountain: Jul 23 - Tom's Thumb Trailhead
Come join an REI Outdoor School Climbing Instructor and "Climb the Crag" in the McDowell Mountains in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This activity will give you an opportunity to experience climbing in one of Phoenix's local venues and practice new techniques specific to climbing on granite slab. Details
Hands-on Bike Maintenance: Intermediate: Jul 24 - Paradise Valley REI
Your bike's drive train is a key component of efficient riding. Join our expert bike mechanics to learn about what makes up your drive train as well as how to inspect, maintain and adjust the front & rear derailleurs to make sure your ride is as smooth as possible. Bring your own bike. 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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2.7 mi 4.3 km
#2 Technical Loop
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.7 mi 4.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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7.7 mi 12.5 km
#3 Long Loop
Fountain Hills, AZ
7.7 mi 12.5 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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2.7 mi 4.4 km
#4 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
#5 Escondido Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
6.4 mi 10.3 km Rio Verde, AZ
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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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3.5 mi 5.7 km
#8 Scenic Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
3.5 mi 5.7 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#9 Wagner
Rio Verde, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km Rio Verde, AZ
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#10 Tortoise
Rio Verde, AZ
0.7 mi 1.2 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1.8 mi 2.9 km
#11 Shallmo Wash
Rio Verde, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km Rio Verde, AZ
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#12 Rock Knob Trail
Rio Verde, AZ
1.1 mi 1.7 km Rio Verde, AZ
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3.6 mi 5.8 km
#13 Bluff Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.6 mi 5.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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2.6 mi 4.2 km
#14 Sonoran Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
2.6 mi 4.2 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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