McDowell Mountain Preserve & Trails

Adero Canyon Trailhead Update

As of Wednesday, October 23, access to the Adero Canyon Trailhead will be closed, Monday through Friday from sunrise to 3pm in order to accommodate the active construction efforts in the area. The pedestrian-only pathway to the trailhead will open beginning at 3pm on weekdays and remain open until sunset. Weekend trailhead access will remain open for pedestrians ONLY from dawn to dusk. This partial closure is for the safety of all users. During these closures, residents and visitors are encouraged to use alternate hiking options within Fountain Hills including the Golden Eagle Trailhead or the Lake Overlook trail.

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.