Pathfinders make sure visitors to the Preserve have a safe, enjoyable experience.

Explaining the best trail to take, Conservancy stewards share their expertise.


Our Pathfinders can assist you to enhance your enjoyment of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  These volunteer stewards love to provide information about the many wonders you may encounter while hiking in the Preserve.  If you are uncertain about which hiking trail would be best for you, they may be able to suggest trails you would enjoy.  The Pathfinders schedule for the 2016-17 Season is:

  • Pathfinders are at the trailheads on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 until 9:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 until 11:00. 

Again, our Pathfinders are there to assist you.  Chat with them.  They love to answer questions about the Preserve.