Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop

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Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

rocky

From the end of the road the trail is an old jeep trail that climbs steadily to the north. After a half a mile the trail turns west and crosses a couple of washes before turning north again. It then climbs a low ridge with good views of the Valley. After cresting the ridge, the trail drops down the west side and heads toward Lost Dog Wash. When you get to the wash there is a T-intersection. Take the right fork and head north toward Talliesin Ridge. The trail climbs in and out of a series of small washes as it continue to climb toward the ridge. The trail is well maintained and the climbs are hardly strenuous. There is an overlook at the top of Talliesin Ridge and there are great views of Camelback, Squaw Peak and Pinnacle Peak.

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Yes it’s easy.
Still pack water. And supplies.

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This is a good trail for doggos. Paths can get a little tight with some cactus and two way traffic. very scenic views. coyotes, rattlesnakes and bobcats are still out there, use some caution. easy hike for all ages. Please remember to bring and drink plenty of water! Stay safe and enjoy!

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Easy, but interesting. Lots of cactus.

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