Exercise Hike: Bell Pass – Windgate Loop (McDowell Sonoran Preserve)

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 06:20
Dan - dwrr1@yahoo.com, 480-773-5197
A- LENGTH: 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 2500 ft PACE: Fast

Meet at the Gateway Center to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve on Thompson Peak Parkway at 6:20 am. Hike starts promptly at 6:30 am.

We’ll beat the summer heat on an early hike through Scottsdale’s beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve, following well-marked and well-maintained trails on a counter-clockwise loop that includes the Gateway, Bell Pass, and Windgate Trails. We’ll do the first 1.5 miles at a moderate pace, so those wishing a shorter or slower hike (5 miles, 600 ft EG) can join us and then branch off to return to the start via the very popular Gateway Loop.

Bring plenty of water, snacks (we’ll be done before 10:00 am), and sturdy hiking boots.

Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should call the hike leader prior to the hike.