Gateway to Bell Pass

MODERATE 23 reviews
#10 of 25 trails in

Gateway to Bell Pass is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McDowell Mountain Ranch, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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hiking
11 days ago

Great hike, last 1/2 mile gets pretty heavy on the incline but it's worth it. Earlier the better as folks get going once the sun breaks the peaks. Also use to push my bike up and ride down, though it's a crazy ride through that immediate decline from the top.

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18 days ago

29 days ago

My "go to" hike. Once you get off the loop portion you will see few other hikers

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mountain biking
7 months ago

This trail is an absolute gnar. Bell pass up on the bike is very difficult! Worth the views for sure. Don't do this trail without full suspension

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7 months ago

Fabulous views and great trail. Pretty flat until the last 1/2 mile.

hiking
8 months ago

This a gorgeous trail and a bit grueling once you get to Bell Pass. I tracked 2700 elevation opposed to what all trails says. We made it a little bit less than a quarter mile from the top but turned around due to a rattler letting us know we were in her home.