McDowell Mountain Long Loop is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation Gain: 636 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

NOTE: This track is best used in one-direction. Watch out for mountain bikers.

mountain biking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
washed out
2 months ago

Mostly mountain bikers so keep an ear out; beautiful views, a nice & easy longer trail loop. Little noisy when the trail gets near the road. it it's not too. much traffic. FYI: $7 / vehicle, $2 /person walk/bike in.

hiking
Tue May 21 2019

Not the best trail for HIKING. Better option for mountain biking or maybe even running. This is a competitive pace trail; it is intended that you complete the whole loop as if you turn around, the signs say “wrong way.” You shouldn’t hike this one if you don’t intend to do the full ~9 miles. Weather turned quickly on me today (hail, thunder/ lightning) and I had to turn around; don’t use my recording. FYI if you decide to hike it anyways, be prepared for slippery terrain that has a lot of loose gravel.

My first go at the long loop. Some technical bits, some gritty climbs, some steep drops. Learned a lot. Very fun!

Sun Dec 24 2017

Fun trail, I’m surprised no one has reviewed this one. Some fast flowy, rock gardens, fast descents. I liked it will definitely do again.

mountain biking
18 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

recorded McDowell Mountain Long Loop

mountain biking
5 months ago

running
5 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

mountain biking
Fri Feb 01 2019

hiking
Fri Nov 23 2018

hiking
Sun Mar 25 2018

Wed Mar 07 2018