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McDowell Mountain Regional Park

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
+1 480-471-0173
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“north trail” (13 reviews)
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
+1 480-471-0173
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome place, many trails to choose from, great for hiking, mountain biking or camping. There is a fee to enter

Thank ryantennis
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful resource managed by Maricopa County parks, that includes areas for overnight camping, picnic spots, horse riding, mountain bike riding, and now has a junior BMX track. The other opportunity that is not advertised is shotgun hunting for doves and quail. Just...More

Thank mark l
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Had a wonderful picnic in the open with cactuses and plants and the desert! Good basic facilities provided - stone table and benches and BBQ pits provided. Clean restrooms with water filling stations and rubbish disposal bins. Great place to bond with nature all around...More

Thank Ming Hsiang L
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great place.Just finished 5 nights camping here. Lots and lots of trails for hiking (and if you must, biking). I hate to recommend this place, as that would mean more people would come, and it's hard enough to get a reservation. But it is a...More

Thank elrobo47
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great campground. Clean restrooms. Great to sit outside and listen to the coyotes. Lots of trails to hike.

Thank BethAnnM2014
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This hidden Gem in the middle of the valley! Only 10 miles outside of metro Phoenix! Restrooms are clean, hiking trails are awesome and the camp spots are spread out! Only complaint is the reservation fee to book a spot! The park should hold spots...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stayed at the Inn at Eagle Mountain near the McDowell Mountain park - amazing Hiking!! Many cactus in bloom -

Thank jrod10003
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A great way to enjoy the desert. Mountain bikes needed, but great trails for every type of rider. Be sure to get a map from the visitor center.

Thank AZbusTraveler
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Can't beat this for quick exercise away from traffic of city. 5 minutes from FH and has at least a dozen trails of varying difficulty and distance. Great for mountain biking and you don't have to be into stunt biking over boulders and obstacles. You...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Close to Phoenix city center. Many well laid out trails. Excellent mountain views. Nice looking sites for trailers and camping.

Thank Paul C
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Amy B
29 December 2015|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
There are no rental's in the park but there are two bike shops in Fountain Hills (about 4 miles from the park entrance) that rent bikes - McDowell Mountain Cycles and Fountain Hills Bikes. The trails are well marked and a... More