So, you’re ready to hear the crunch of pebbles under your feet and see the world from above. We’ve rounded up 3 of the best hiking outings going on this month at McDowell Mountain for your next adventure. Time to lace up your boots and hit the trail…
Sunset Hike-December 2nd,2017
The full moon will be a risin’ on this scenic sunset hike! This 1.2-mile hike provides a little bit of a workout with a short but steep climb to the ridgeline of the Lousley Hill. Come prepared with sturdy hiking boots, water and a flashlight. Meet at 5:00 pm the Lousely Hill Trailhead. Please note that parking is very limited at this trailhead, so please RSVP if you plan to attend. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
History of the Stoneman Road Hike – December 6th,2017
Hike back in time with local historian Len Marcisz as he leads an interpretive hike that will cover the origins of the Stoneman Road. He will discuss some of the colorful individuals associated with this former military route and explain the importance its use in the campaigns against the Yavapai in the early 1870’s. One lucky hiker will get to carry a typical soldier’s haversack during the hike. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water. Plan for a 3-4-mile hike. Meet at 8:30 am at the Trailhead Staging Area. This is a joint hike between the Fountain Hills Conservancy and MMRP.
Fun Fitness Hike-December 22nd, 2017
Hit the trail with us for this fun fitness hike. The mountain views are endless, but the hike is only 4.5-miles! The Scenic Trail, which lives up to its name, is rated as moderate but has only a minor elevation change (approximately 300 ft.) Come prepared with plenty of water, comfortable shoes and a hat. Hike led by volunteer Sandra S. Meet at 9:00am at the Trailhead Staging Area, approximately 3-miles from the park entrance.