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      McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. Park Trails range in length from 0.5 miles to 15.3 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Those looking for an easy hike should try the North Trail at 3.1 miles. Those looking for a good workout for themselves or their horses should try the Pemberton at 15.3 miles. Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.

      All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

      Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Nursery Tank Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 9
      • 23
      • 15
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 13, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      55
      Trails Mountain Bike
      49
      Trails Hike
      51
      Trails Trail Running
      51
      Trails Horse
      12
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      91 miles
      Total Descent
      8,117 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,208 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,764 ft
      Reports
      798
      Photos
      193
      Ridden Counter
      29,107

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      Arizona's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      Oct 19, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      The American Southwest is chock full of bucket list locales, and perhaps no single southwestern state is home to more of them than Arizona.

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Regional Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Bluff
      16 |
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 3:16pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      trail: Bluff
      15 |
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 3:16pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      trail: Coachwhip
      68 |
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 9:47am
      Aug 15, 2020
      trail: Sport Loop
      180 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      May 15, 2018
      trail: Sport Loop
      144 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      May 15, 2018
      127 |
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 9:46pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      trail: Long Loop
      101 |
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 8, 2018
      trail: Long Loop
      135 |
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 8, 2018

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Regional Park Mountain Bike

      Granite Trail. Mcdowell Mountain Regional Park.
      trail: Granite
      9:31 | 55 | Mar 8, 2019
      Bluff Trail. Mcdowell Mountain Regional Park.
      trail: Bluff
      7:55 | 151 | Mar 7, 2019
      Cool windchimes at new Pemberton shelter
      0:03 | 100 | Nov 23, 2017
      New Shelter on Pemberton
      0:03 | 48 | Nov 23, 2017
      Ian
      0:06 | 49 | Nov 23, 2017
      Nice jump by new shelter - buddy Ian
      0:05 | 95 | Nov 23, 2017
      New shelter on Pemberton
      0:02 | 69 | Nov 23, 2017
      Tech Loop at McDowell Mountain Park
      11:33 | 136 | Mar 4, 2022 , Fountain Hills

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Lower Sonoran
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 7:56am
      Sep 18, 2022
      DryGood soil conditions but monsoon-fueled...AZScott
      Lower Shallmo Wash Trail
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 6:56am
      Sep 13, 2022
      VariableDamp, a little mud. Big rain 2 nights ago.Brandsam
      Delsie Trail
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 6:56am
      Sep 13, 2022
      DryWet, some gullies deepened from rain 2...Brandsam
      Pemberton ST
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 6:56am
      Sep 13, 2022
      DryWet, a few puddles, muddy spots. Rain 2...Brandsam
      Cinch
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 6:56am
      Sep 13, 2022
      Very DryDamp. Rain 2 nights agoBrandsam
      Pemberton (E)
      Aug 28, 2022 @ 4:35pm
      Aug 28, 2022
      DryJwrightaz
      Pemberton (SW)
      Aug 28, 2022 @ 4:35pm
      Aug 28, 2022
      DryJwrightaz
      Pemberton Uphill ONLY
      Aug 28, 2022 @ 4:35pm
      Aug 28, 2022
      DryJwrightaz
      Pemberton (NE)
      Aug 28, 2022 @ 7:46am
      Aug 28, 2022
      Dryjplatt1156
      Escondido Trail
      Aug 28, 2022 @ 7:46am
      Aug 28, 2022
      DryTrail is in great shape. Dry but its the...jplatt1156

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2598478Samuu111riddentrailPemberton (SW)
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 6:23am
      4 hours
      user #304664528b0u0riddentrailCoachwhip and 2 more
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 1:28pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      user #3052395DdemlongwishlistrouteDawn to Dusk 2020 Race Route CCW, Zia Rides
      Sep 21, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Sep 21, 2022
      user #1884937BHope33wishlistrouteMcDowell Meltdown 2021- Red Loop
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 11:09pm
      Sep 18, 2022
      user #2422358AZScottaddreportLower Sonoran
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 11:17am
      Sep 18, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #30409115SOuMNoTtrailCoachwhippretty steep lots of loose rocks i have...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 11:30am
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #2969276DebHoenigxBCtrailScenicNice views but definitely lots of loose rock, ...
      Mar 19, 2022 @ 6:57pm
      Mar 19, 2022
      user #967754schillingsworthtrailPemberton Uphill ONLYThis short bypass gets a high rating because...
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 10:20pm
      Jan 14, 2022
      user #1497986Rider51trailPemberton (NE)Popular green trail that can be ridden either...
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 11:41am
      Jan 13, 2022
      user #1497986Rider51trailPemberton (E)Compared to the south segment of Pemberton,...
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 11:38am
      Jan 13, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve 80 76 36 44.4 km
      Brown's Ranch 4 4 35.6 km
      Pinacle Peak Park7.8 km
      Hawes 22 34 23 513.4 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 4 115.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4986 miles7,520 ft37 miles1,207 ft
      #142#581927982121,587
      Hike5180 miles7,028 ft34 miles1,188 ft
      #104#53781289
      Trail Running5180 miles7,028 ft34 miles1,188 ft
      #104#527811237
      Horse1226 miles2,461 ft13 miles925 ft
      #24#222991
      Dirtbike/Moto11 mile187 ft1 mile190 ft
      2582
      ATV/ORV/OHV11 mile187 ft1 mile190 ft
      2584
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