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Escondido and Cinch Trails is a 13 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 997 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Two new trails at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The route as GPSed starts from where the Cinch Trail starts at Scenic Trail, follows it to Escondido Trail a short distance in from the Four Peaks Staging Area, and follows the Escondido Trail all the way to its junction with Pemberton Trail. This trail goes through pristine Sonoran Desert along the base of Loueley Hills not affected by the 1995 Rio Fire, and its north side is chockful with huge saguaros. The views to the Mazatzals are breathtaking.

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rocky
5 months ago

I like this trail because it has enough terrain to make it challenging with a bit of elevation as well.

horseback riding
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7 months ago

Easy trail. Can get tight in some spaces and difficult to negotiate with oncoming bikes. Better trail for cooler weather as there is no cover what so ever and gets hot

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Tue Feb 13 2018

Easy trail with lots of road noise. It would be good for bike or walking your dog as it isn’t heavily trafficked.

Tue Jan 23 2018

Good trail for mountain bikes but not so great for hiking. Always within earshot and eyesight of a busy road. I prefer peace and quiet

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