McDowell Mountain Loop Hike

Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 07:45
Leaders: 
Don - 480-209-7963
Bev - 480-415-7147
Rating: 
B LENGTH: 10.5 mi ELEV GAIN: 1500 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:45 am (depart at 8:00) at the Fry's Grocery Store parking lot at 14845 E Shea Blvd in Fountain Hills, immediately west of the intersections of Shea and Palisades Dr.

Our hike will begin on the Dixie Mine Trail in Fountain Hills. We'll hike on the Dixie Mine, Prospector, Bell Pass, and Windmill trails, then back to Dixie Mine Trail to complete our loop. Although the trail appears to have gentle ups and downs, the total accumulated elevation gain is 1500 ft. Bring 2-3 quarts of water, salty snacks and lunch. There is a $1 per person trail usage fee. Cost to non members is an additional $5.