Gateway Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 715 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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no shade
rocky
2 days ago

Easy trail. Just really rocky. Kind of an ankle turner. Therefore not my favorite

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bugs
rocky
3 days ago

A really good moderate-strenuous hike if you want a workout as it’s pretty rocky and steep (nothing vertical, just a steady climb) but right now it’s BUG CITY PEOPLE. The gnats are relentless and as opposed to what I thought, it really doesn’t let up. That being said, I think with some bug spray and a hat you would be fine. A really nice workout!

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bugs
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Very rocky, hard to enjoy scenery because you are watching your step the entire time. Gnats are the worst at the top, otherwise manageable, be sure to bring bug spray.

7 days ago

Easy, fun hike

hiking
14 days ago

Always a good loop hike - beautiful views and lots of saguaro

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

Lots of gnats that are attracted to sunscreen

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

I would recommend this trail if you’d like a good workout. It is fairly uphill and rocky.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
18 days ago

Very rocky trail and agree with the other posts that there were quite a few gnats! Definitely not “easy” like it’s marked. Nice views of the valley though!

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bugs
rocky
20 days ago

Listen to the other people that have reviewed. SO MANY BUGS. I’m going to come back when it’s cooled down again and try to finish the trail but it was still a nice in and out one to do. Heard a rattler off the side of the trail but didn’t see it so kept moving.

hiking
bugs
21 days ago

BUGS BUGS BUGS! I’ve done this hike many times before and have never experienced as many bugs as I did today. No idea if they’re flies, gnats or mosquitos. But there sure are a lot and they swarm you the whole way.

hiking
22 days ago

Solid hike, nice views

hiking
22 days ago

Very buggy!

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bugs
23 days ago

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bugs
27 days ago

Loved this trail for a nice sunset hike! Only con-there were tons of bugs. Trail was definitely easy but a good workout if you keep The pace up! We went at 6pm and hit the sunset at the perfect time. Took us about 1.5 hours.

running
28 days ago

Easy and fun, but rocky. It can be a bit busy unless you go during the heat of the day.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun easy trail loop no shade, wear a hat.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike!! Beware though not easy. More like moderate. But great views and a good workout. Will say though not very social distancing friendly, so keep that in mind.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice easy trail with some decent mileage!

hiking
1 month ago

pleasant walk thru the reserve...not to difficult but very rocky in areas...nice wildflowers

rocky
1 month ago

Great trail to meander for a couple hours - plenty of cacti and a pleasant gradual elevation change.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. We took our 5 month old puppy and he loved it. Not too busy and great for a late sunset hike.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Not very busy.

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