Paradise Trail via Gateway Loop

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Paradise Trail via Gateway Loop is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

wild flowers

no shade

hiking
8 months ago

Connector to Gateway/Bell Pass from Quartz trail runs through a wash up along the North side of Mcdowell Mtn Ranch. Also connects Gateway trail head into trails leading to Lost Dog Wash Trail head, Ringtrail and Sunrise trail heads. Would not necessarily seek out to do this trail on its own, but it does offer some shade and is a trail that we use a lot during the warmer months to complete a loop from home into the preserve via 104th street/Levee and then quartz trails. Good sunset views available near the Levee trail junction without having to venture too far into the preserve when the sun is setting.