Crisp days and cool nights announce the arrival of autumn in Fountain Hills. The best way to celebrate is to get outside, and breath the fresh mountain air. McDowell Mountain Regional Park certainly has no shortage of guided hiking opportunities. So, put on your hiking boots, grab your camera, and enjoy nature’s colors!
Friday Fitness Hike Dixie Mine-November 3rd, 2017
Need views of Four Peaks in the distance? This week’s hike will take your breath away. Join Kevin B. has he leads this hike through the beautiful Dixie Mine Trailhead, through rolling hills, views that are second to none, and a variety of cacti and lush vegetation. Meet at the Dixie Mine Trailhead at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd at 8:00 am. Don’t forget to bring $2.00 for the park entry fee, plenty of water, snacks, and comfortable hiking gear.
Friday Fitness Hike 4 Peaks Horse Staging Area – November 10th, 2017
Want to explore the 4 Peaks Horse Staging Area? Join Kevin B at 8:00 am for this incredible and beautiful hike. This week’s hike distance will between 8 to 12 miles, and plan on bringing comfortable shoes for the intense hike.
Walk and Learn Self-Guided Hike on the North Trail-November 11th and 25th, 2017
The North Trail is the most popular hiking trail in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. It is a 3-mile loop trail that has an accompanying interpretive pamphlet. It is rated as “easy” and suitable for most folks who want to get out and enjoy a hike. Come out and enjoy a walk, at your own pace. Interpretive pamphlets are available at the trailhead. Stop by the Visitor Center if you need directions!
Friday Fitness Hike Toms Thumb Trailhead–November17th, 2017
Want to explore the Toms Thumb Trailhead? Join Kevin B. on this beautiful hike outside of the park at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. The park access from this trailhead is “hike only”, please come prepared with a $2 park entrance fee. This trail is a difficult hike which involves a good amount of elevation and loose rocks, Plan on bringing a hiking pole, comfortable shoes, clothing and a hat for the intense hike. Always bring plenty of water and snacks to keep hydrated.