Sonoran Trail Fountain Hills

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Sonoran Trail Fountain Hills is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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trail running

3 months ago

It was a total of 8.75 miles. We took the upper tail and the new lower tail back. It was a great loop. Great views of Fountain Hills including the fountain. The new tail is not on any of the maps.

trail running
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Good little trail run!

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

This morning, we did the Dixie Mine/Sonoran Trail/Western Loop/Promenade Lollipop loop. It's called a lollipop because it's a long hike in to get to the loop at the end. The Sonoran Trail is moderate depending upon your physical conditioning. There isn't any scrambling over rocks but it's a long climb. The Western Loop is quite challenging and steep but again, very little scrambling. The total hike is just shy of 10 miles with fantastic views (look for the fountain hills fountain) and beautiful scenery. During the spring, this area is filled with the colors of desert blooms. As always, bring lots of water, a hat and some good snacks.

hiking
Saturday, January 04, 2014

We actually did a 10.7 mile hike the phone died before I can complete it on the review great hike great people it was amazing looking at the petroglyphs

mountain biking
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Excelent trail, very well setup, ups ans downs, scarry switchbacks.
Very technical parts, some hike a bike. Cannot get lost, it is only one trail and you always are in sight of Fountain Hill. One trail to do but do not bring your beginner friends, they will never forgive you.
The best access is from the TH at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd in Fountain Hill. You have to use the road to the TH of Dixie Mine trail.The Sonaran trail starts from Dixie Mine trail by a long moderate uphill. I think the best way is to come back the same way to enjoy the long descente back to Dixie Mine trail.
I did not do the Western loop at the end due to time, it is short (1.2 mile) but looks scary.

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