McDowell Mountain Preserve & Trails

Adero Canyon Trailhead Access

Adero Canyon Trailhead will be open for pedestrain access on weekdays after 3:00pm and dawn to dusk on the weekends. Vehicular access is strictly prohibited, as the roadway is still an active construction zone. All hikers are asked to use caution and to observe posted signage including parking restrictions, cross walks, etc. Hikers are also reminded that no amenities are currently available at the trailhead, including restrooms and water fountains. 

Additionally, the Golden Eagle Trailhead offers full hiking access throughout the hiking season. Hikers are reminded to use the marked pathways when approaching the Golden Eagle Trailhead via the Eagles Nest community.

For regular updates about trail access or to view more information regarding trails, mileage, difficulty and more, please visit

Upcoming Guided Hikes
The McDowell Mountain Preservation Commission and the Sonoran Conservatory of Fountain Hills are proud to present a full schedule of guided hikes.

All hikes will start at 8 a.m. and each hiker must register at the start of each hike. Hikes are free, with exception of the $2 entry fee into the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.


For more information about the guided hikes, please email Carol Ayres,
or call 480-837-8290.