Lost Dog Wash Trailhead12601 N 124th St, Scottsdale, AZ, US, 85259
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The Lost Dog Wash trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great choice for families, beginners, or more experienced hikers. There are many different options of trails for all different skill and fitness levels, so that you can pick the hike that works best for you and your dog. At the longest, the trail is just under five miles long with only a 350 foot elevation change. This hike has plenty of options that are easy enough for children, including several short educational nature trails. Trails are clearly marked and the trailhead has plenty of parking, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. There is no shade, so it gets very hot. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Jun. 5, 2019
We've hiked here well over a hundred times.
Dec. 25, 2018
Beautiful view, but beware of the cactus!
I took my shepherd on one of the trails at Lost Dog Wash and wish I had kept her home. Although a scenic walk for me, my dog was hot and itching to explore off the narrow trail. Since she is a bigger dog, it was hard to share the trail with others while making sure she was clear from cactus. Towards the end of the trail (2.4 mi) a couple of cactus balls attached to her leg. If you decide to take the hike, make sure you bring lots of water, and a towel to pull the spikes out from the cactus.