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Best trails in Scottsdale

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Looking for a great trail near Scottsdale, Arizona? AllTrails has 89 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lost Dutchman State Park or Phoenix Mountain Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Phoenix Mountain Preserve or Echo Canyon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 47 moderate trails in Scottsdale ranging from 1.9 to 51.2 miles and from 1,686 to 4,839 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Scottsdale
Top trails (89)
#1 - Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail
Echo Canyon Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
Please note parking is currently limited at the trailhead. If the parking lot is full you can park at the JW Marriott for a few hours which is a half hour walk to the trail head. Camelback Mountain Show more
#2 - Tom's Thumb Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Tom's Thumb Trail is a short switchback trail from Tom's Thumb trailhead up to Tom's Thumb spur at the intersection of the Windgate Trail. Hikers are treated to gorgeous views of the southern McdowellShow more
#3 - Gateway Loop Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Gateway Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking anShow more
#4 - Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
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 thenShow more
#5 - Inspiration Point
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Inspiration Point is a 5.7 mile out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are alsoShow more
#6 - Marcus Landslide Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h
Marcus Landslide Trail is an interpretive trail with signs along the way describing the geological forces that led to a landslide about 500,000 years ago. This trail is fairly easy for the most part Show more
#7 - Lost Dog Wash Trail to Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
This is an out and back hike that approaches Sunrise Peak in the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve from the west via the Sunrise Peak trail which begins at the Lost Dog Wash trailhead. It's a quiet, comfortabShow more
#8 - Granite Mountain Loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Granite Mountain Loop is a 5.1 mile heavily 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 aShow more
#9 - Gateway to Bell Pass
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
Gateway to Bell Pass is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#10 - Upper Ranch and Brown's Ranch Road Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Upper Ranch and Brown's Ranch Road Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
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