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Great hiking!

This trail is great for a beginner as well as a seasoned hiker. There are various trails to choose... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
Good hike.

The Lost Dog Wash Trail is a good hike/area to spend a few hours on. It is not crowded like a few... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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12601 N 124th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This trail is great for a beginner as well as a seasoned hiker. There are various trails to choose from & the people you meet along the way are always so friendly. The views are beautiful too!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lost Dog Wash Trail is a good hike/area to spend a few hours on. It is not crowded like a few of the more popular trails, but you will usually still see others hiking too. Moderate exertion required for this hike on some trails...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice small walk if you have little ones. They also have several informative signs along the way to read to the kids. Several different trails that you can choose from with short ones and some up to about 5 miles.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great trail for all types of hikers. Lots of parking, fairly easy, connects with many other trails, and great views!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank pam123254
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice trail, though it is seeing more signs of undesireable human encroachment (trash, broken bottles). When I was there a few weeks ago, someone had just had one of the windows of their SUV broken out by thieves. When you see the signs warning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve spent three weekends in Scottsdale and this was the first trail I have tried on my own. It was super easy, I did it in my hiking sandals. I definitely appreciated having the toe protection. Maybe needed more ankle support but all is good....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank justinep325
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The trail is gorgeous with amazing views and a rigorous enough hike to make it worth your while. Best time to do the trail is early AM or later afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tehiukko
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I did a short walk on this trail a few days ago (90 degrees). I did 6 miles with a liter of water. The views are awesome, cactus, jackrabbits and lizards to the left and right of me. The view from Taliesin Trail is great....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Norb G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Easy to moderate hike depending on which path you choose. We started early in the morning (7:30 am), because of the hot weather. Definitely bring lots of water for the hike. Restrooms and guides are available at the trail head.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JuWo888
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This was an easy hike with a nice flat trail and good signage. Good for kids. Bring water, lots of parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jfd
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Robert S
June 3, 2018|
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Response from ITravelMontana | Reviewed this property |
Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. Lost Dog Wash, Gateway, Tom's Thumb, Brown's Ranch, Sunrise, and Fraesfield Trailheads all have an access gate that opens and closes based on the... More
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Response from jenrs924 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, however, DO NOT forget to pack along plenty of water for your furry family member. You have to have a leach and remember it is the desert and dogs like to sniff around, rattle snakes are all over in the summer... More