Fountain Park Overlook Trails

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Fountain Park

Fountain Park Overlook Trails is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 61 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

Fountain views, Four Peaks view, desert vegetation, close to coffee! The trail is well groomed and well marked. It parallels some house as you begin to go up the first hill. About 15 minutes and a few switchbacks later you are on the ridgeline. The to West and Southwest is Fountain Hills and the beautiful Fountain Park. To the Northeast lies the great Four Peaks mountain. The views are spectacular. The trail leaves the residential area for a while. It follows the ridgeline and then descends through a series of switchbacks. You will climb another hill and this happens a couple more times along the trail. The trail is almost like a horseshoe in shape in that it ends at another road by a gate into the subdivision you just hiked by. Follow the road down hill towards the Fountain Park for about 1/2 a mile. It intersects with Palisades Boulevard and not too far from the parking lot where you left your car. Great for family hikes and don't forget to stop by and get some coffee (iced) at the Mountain View Coffee Co.

Scenic running trail in a nicely kept neighborhood. Half is flat pavement around a beautiful fountain, the other half is dirt/gravel/ small rocks with various inclines in the backyards of local neighborhood. Great scenic views at the top of those off roading parts. Recommended for an easy run or leisurely stroll

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bugs
1 month ago

Very nice views of the fountain! Great for an evening outside with mountainous views.

a little weird that the trail is so close to houses, but views are nice and its a quick hike.

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4 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Some inclines made it difficult for younger children.

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4 months ago

Easy, in the city, nice views on a loop.

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6 months ago

Arts and crafts Festival weekend. Trails are looking wonderful after two weeks of maintenance

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Sun Apr 07 2019

Short, but excellent vistas and a couple of well positioned benches to enjoy the views. Short and sweet.

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Sat Apr 06 2019

Easy hike. Time yourself to see the fountain go off!

running
Fri Dec 07 2018

Easy and very short - wouldn't go out of my way to hit this trail but if in town or live here it's perfect to add into ones daily routine or check out. The trail is also decently wide and terrain isnt too bad in regards to rocks on the trail. I personally ran most of it.

Wed Jul 18 2018

Great loop - close to town. Nice daily hike to get off the road.

hiking
Mon Jul 02 2018

For being in town it was great. Went in early June morning and it was only 95 out. Although not a long hike you are in the desert and it can be very hot. The views were great and lots of saguaros to see. Also saw a rabbit.

Sat Oct 29 2016

Easy.

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Sat Dec 12 2015

It's cool Mountain View coffee is open with plenty of Costco Pastries and store made baked goods

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Wed May 16 2012

This is wrong location. Someone please change it.

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Sat Dec 31 2011

Park on the east side of the lake then cross over Panorama Dr and look for the Lake Overlook Trail sign. Fun hike with beautiful views. Lots of quail and bunnies.

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