Enjoy horseback riding on more than 180 miles of trails in Scoottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Riding on the Marcus Landslide Trail offers views that include the McDowell Mountains, Verde River valley, and Four Peaks.

Horseback Riding

Most trails in the Preserve are available for equestrian use, although some are more challenging than others. Equestrian staging areas are available at Sunrise, Lost Dog Wash, Gateway, Tom’s Thumb, and Brown’s Ranch Trailhead.

Riding is a great way to visit some of the remote areas of the Preserve. A day in the Preserve on a horse is pure pleasure. While your horse is doing most of the watching for safe footing, you are free to enjoy the wide vistas of surrounding beauty.