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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” (14 reviews)
“nature center” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
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+1 480-471-0173
Ways to Experience McDowell Mountain Regional Park
US$179 per adult
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US$159 per adult
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"north trail"
in 14 reviews
"visitor center"
in 9 reviews
"nature center"
in 7 reviews
"full moon"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"great trails"
in 5 reviews
"lots of water"
in 3 reviews
"awesome place"
in 4 reviews
"mile loop"
in 4 reviews
"well marked trails"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful gem"
in 2 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 2 reviews
"great campground"
in 2 reviews
"self guided"
in 3 reviews
"desert scenery"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to home but still a nice getaway. Nice, clean, well kept camping spots and hiking trails. Definitely a place to see.

Thank BAHGroup
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to hike and bike at all skill levels. It is also a very safe place without any problem of getting lost if you stick to the trails. A lot of wild life including horses and unique lizards. Also staff at...More

Thank billtell999
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I had a personal tour in a Hummer through this park and I enjoyed it immensely. The wild horses were wandering through the area, eating foliage from the mesquite trees. There were great stops for photos and some very lovely views. As a New Englander,...More

Thank Jody1975
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Easy to difficult hikes. Very informative rangers and nice nature center. Weekends can be very busy.

Thank nadine033
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

There is a hike for all levels with a very good visitor's stop to help discover which one suits you. So close to town yet so far from the noise that comes with towns. Very peaceful

Thank Heidi P
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My family stayed in the E.I. Rowland campsite under a full moon. Gorgeous 365 degree views. Kids loved the playground and parents loved the nice trails and excellent Geocaching. Meticulously maintained with showers, too. This campground would be great for first-time campers. One hour from...More

Thank tikithedog
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

It's a nice park and well maintained. Lots and lots of trails to choose from, for hiking and biking. $6 entrance fee per vehicle. That said, if you're a somewhat experienced mountain biker or hiker, this is a tad disappointing due to lack of challenge....More

Thank Sandmonster2014
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I haven't been to every park, but this is my favorite place to mountain bike near Scottsdale. Not only are the views incredible, but the trails are well-maintained and the visitor centers are nice. I'd recommend doing a lot of research on the trails prior...More

Thank rachelbottoms
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

The North Trail is a 3 mile loop that provides a great introduction to local flora and some of the nearby mtns. Very easy trail. Watch out for mtn bikers - a few need to learn some manners and speed control. Restrooms are a few...More

Thank hydrogeo01
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We have spent time at this wonderful gem of a county park each winter for the last 5 years. The trails brought us here, but the solitude and serenity of the dessert keeps us coming back. Large private campsites and numerous clean bathrooms. Neat events...More

1  Thank Rebecca C
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Joyce H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from elrobo47 | Reviewed this property |
$30 per night for sites with hookups (water and electricity: 20,30,50 amp). Plus $8 reservation fee. Bathrooms with showers, plus dump station included.
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Joyce H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Camping Reservation Fee - Non-refundable reservation fee $8.00 Additional vehicles not in tow will be assessed a daily fee upon entering the park. $6 Developed sites - Designated camping sites with electrical and... More
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Amy B
December 29, 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
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