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McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Northern Region

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ELECTRIC BIKES PROHIBITED, more info here: scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve.

Recommended Routes in McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Northern Region - 2

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Favorite Ride past Balanced Rock for a unique and epic experience!
Intermediate

Brown's Ranch Perimeter Loop

15.5 mi 24.9 km 629' Up 191.72 m Up 629' Down 191.63 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Spectacular Saguaro!
Easy/Intermediate

The Long Way Around

18.0 mi 29.0 km 700' Up 213.42 m Up 700' Down 213.42 m Down

Carefree, AZ

McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Northern Region Biking

  • 121 Miles 195 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 30 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Northern Region - 35

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11.6 mi 18.7 km #1Hawknest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ 20 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ 15 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Latigo Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Cow Poke Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
1.3 mi 2.2 km #5North Diablo Trail
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Difficult
Carefree, AZ 10 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6South Diablo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
2.4 mi 3.8 km #7Chuckwagon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
3.1 mi 5.0 km #8Cholla Mountain Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ 12 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Branding Iron Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10Cone Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ

Photos of McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Northern Region - 43

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Ride past Balanced Rock for a unique and epic experience!
Feb 10, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Awesome desert views abound throughout Brown's Ranch.
Feb 27, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Brown's Ranch
Dec 16, 2019 near Carefree, AZ
Big saguaros greet you along the Renegade Trail.
Feb 10, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Cruise the buff singletrack along the perimeter of Brown's Ranch for a great time!
Feb 7, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Making the turns on Cholla Mtn Loop.
Jun 2, 2016 near Carefree, AZ
Winding trails through the rock garden on the north side of Cone Mountain
Dec 23, 2015 near Carefree, AZ
Enjoy a fun-filled, twisty ride with scenic desert vistas in Brown's Ranch.
Feb 27, 2017 near Carefree, AZ