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McDowell Sonoran Preserve

You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, AZ, which provides plenty of dog-friendly activities. Popular hiking trails include Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and Kovach Family Nature Trail, each one a short half mile walk amongst towering saguaros and barrel cactuses. More adventurous hikers can explore Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Please clean up after your dog and keep them on a leash at all times. Visit Website

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McDowell Sonoran Preserve has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 by 1,130 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors generally found the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to be an easy and well-maintained hiking destination with friendly patrons. They also noted the trails were suitable for dogs and provided water stations.

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  • Gooter
    Jan 22, 2022
    Very easy walk

    I would not consider this a hike. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and it was very busy, but still plenty of room for them

  • Jacqueline
    Feb 20, 2021
    Fantastic Trails

    Lots of well maintained trails. water station at the pavilion if you run out while hiking.

  • Angela
    Mar 22, 2020
    Great Hike

    Took our new puppy on this hike and while she’s an active dog this wasn’t too challenging for her in my opinion. She handled it like a champ and everyone was friendly. Bring pool bags and be prepared to hold the bag the whole way though. There are no trash cans throughout the hike

  • Amanda
    Nov 22, 2019
    Really Cool Place

    A very nice flat trails - enjoyed a nice morning hike before it got too hot

  • Kortney
    Jun 6, 2019
    Easy To Hike

    Easy to hike with well-clearers trails. Dog

  • Rebecka
    Jun 5, 2019
    Our spot

    Favorite place to hike with my dogs.

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