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Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

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. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido.

  • James
    Nov. 25, 2019
    Coco traversed this trail like a rattle snake

    Great trail for a morning hike. Lost Dog trail is about 2 miles in to the overlook. A little rocky but Coco handled it with ease. A lot of fun.

  • Rebecka
    Jun. 5, 2019
    Love it

    We've hiked here well over a hundred times.

  • Hannah
    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.

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