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Easy to Moderate hike

Easy to moderate hike depending on which path you choose. We started early in the morning (7:30... read more

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Mercer Island, Washington
easy hike

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

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12601 N 124th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank jrjca
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.

Thank jfd
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Unlike Camelback Mountain or Piestewa Peak, this trail is moderate in length (3-4 miles), has minimal elevation gain and you can walk it without running into people constantly. You will walk mostly in lower canyons, eventually coming to the turnaround point at a western-view overlook...More

1  Thank Barry H
Reviewed May 30, 2018

My wife and I have hiked 3-4 easy to moderate trails at Lost Dog Wash and we recommend them highly. Trails are well maintained. Our favorite trail there is the Taliesin West Overlook, a 2.4 mile trek that challenges us nicely. The actual overlook was...More

1  Thank earlr877
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is a very easy trail. Children can hike with no problem. Not a good idea to hike between June and September. It can get very hot. Take water.

Thank carolkubota
Reviewed April 18, 2018

If you like taking an easy hike into the McDowell mountains, the Lost Dog Trail is excellent. You can walk for miles up an easy incline with lots a desert flora and fauna to snap pictures of. Wear a hat a bring water it gets...More

2  Thank mmarco2016
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The lost dog wash trail is about a hour and a half easy hike up to a lookout over the Scottsdale area. Go early to avoid the heat. Good way to get 10,000 steps by 10am. Nice parking area with maps & bathrooms. Bring plenty...More

Thank fvm1
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Maps are available and the going is rough. The rocks underfoot require your constant attention. You need water for the 2 hour hike and you dont want to rush it.The trail head provides plenty of parking, cold water and restrooms.

Thank ljohnson08
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This was our favorite hike in Scottsdale. You feel completely removed from the city, surrounded by nature. We took the Ringtail Loop to Lost Dog Wash. It was about 3 miles and exactly the right level of challenge for our family. From the top of...More

1  Thank Hilary H
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Great walk with our 4yo and 2yo - 1/2 mile flat educational trail was perfect for us! Loved the time together and all that we learned.

Thank Andrea Y
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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