McDowell Mountain Preserve & Trails

Adero Canyon Trailhead Update

Beginning Saturday, October 12th, the Adero Canyon trailhead will reopen with limited pedestrian accessibility. Access is expected to remain open for the majority of the fall season, however hikers are advised to plan for potential intermittent closures due to the on-going construction.  Parking is located at the end of Eagle Ridge Drive. A designated pedestrian path, approximately 1 ¼ miles, has been established through the active construction zone to the trailhead. The path will be marked and all users must remain on the designated route.  The trailhead will not have operational amenities, including no temporary restrooms, no water, or other services. All hikers are asked to please plan accordingly. For additional information or updates regarding future closures, please contact Town Hall at 480-816-5100.

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.
Hikes beginning at the end of Eagle Ridge Drive must start and finish with stewards as we cross private land. Hikes beginning from Golden Eagle Trailhead require the $2 fee for the Regional Park.


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