Summer is here! Specifically July, which can be one of the most glorious months of the year in Fountain Hills. For those eager to be outside, McDowell Mountain Regional Park certainly has no shortage of guided hiking opportunities. So, pack your bag, bring a lot of water to balance out the triple-digit temperatures, and get ready to kick off summer by
hitting the trails.
Friday Fitness Hike Wagner Trailhead – July 7, 2017
Join Kevin B. on this week’s hike that will begin from the Wagner Trailhead, a beautiful trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Hiking distance will be between 8 to 12 miles. Meet at 6:00 am, and make sure to pack plenty of water, snacks, comfortable shoes, and clothing.
Friday Fitness Hike Toms Thumb Trailhead– July 14th, 2017
Want to explore the Toms Thumb Trailhead? Join Kevin B. on this beautiful hike outside of the park at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. The park access from this trailhead is “hike only”, please come prepared with a $2 park entrance fee. This trail is a difficult hike which involves a good amount of elevation and loose rocks, Plan on bringing a hiking pole, comfortable shoes, clothing and a hat for the intense hike. Always bring plenty of water and snacks to keep hydrated.
Friday Fitness Hike 4 Peaks Horse Staging Area – July 21st, 2017
Want to explore the 4 Peaks Horse Staging Area? Join Kevin B at 6:00 am for this incredible and beautiful hike. This week’s hike distance will between 8 to 12 miles, and plan on bringing comfortable shoes for the intense hike.
Friday Fitness Hike Dixie Mine -July 28th, 2017
Need views of Four Peaks in the distance? This week’s hike will take your breath away. Join Kevin B. has he leads this hike through the beautiful Dixie Mine Trailhead, through rolling hills, views that are second to none, and a variety of cacti and lush vegetation. Meet at the Dixie Mine Trailhead at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd at 6:00 am. Don’t forget to bring $2.00 for the park entry fee, plenty of water, snacks, and comfortable hiking gear.
For more information, please contact McDowell Mountain Regional Park at (480) 471-0173.