McDowell Mountain Preserve & Trails

Trail Hours- Dawn to Dusk

Adero Canyon Trailhead Access

The restrooms and drinking fountains are now open. 

After more than 20-years of planning, land acquisition, and construction, visitors are now able to drive directly to the Adero Canyon Trailhead entrance on a paved road. The trailhead is accessible from dawn to dusk each day, seven days a week. To access the Town of Fountain Hills Adero Canyon Trailhead, located at 14800 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, follow N Eagle Ridge Drive from Palisades through the Adero Canyon neighborhoods. In addition, many trails are adjacent to homes and communities and all hikers should respect private property and observe social distancing guidelines.

Updates about trail access or to view more information regarding trails, mileage, difficulty, and more, please visit www.scfh.org.

Upcoming Guided Hikes

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

Please check www.scfh.org for updated information on guided hikes and sign up as a subscriber to receive important Conservancy information. Registration is required for all hikes. All hikes are FREE! Register at www.fh.az.gov/recreation.

COVID-19 Notice

All local trails remain open.  We encourage you to visit the Fountain Hills Desert Botanical Garden and walk the Lake Overlook trail. You can enjoy longer hikes nearby in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.  If you are searching for hiking ideas, consider downloading an app, such as All Trails, to your smartphone so you can easily access information on nearby trails. Check out the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain Hills website - www.scfh.org - for updates and additional information.

Please see the Maricopa County website for more information on COVID-19 (https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019)