Enjoy the beauty of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve!

Enjoy more than 180 miles of trails through 30,500 acres of natural lands, to have an experience of a lifetime!

Self-guided Hiking

Looking for a great place to go hiking in Scottsdale?  The McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers many of the best trails in Arizona. And, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy will help get you started on the right foot, with trailside experts that can answer your questions. 

Download a trail map from the City of Scottsdale website here. Even though you are hiking in Scottsdale, close to home, always be conservative: turn around before you are halfway through your water or you feel tired. Always ask other trail users for water if you run out. And, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy stewards in their blue shirts are ready and able to provide assistance.