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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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16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
+1 480-471-0173
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We have visited this park on numerous occasions on Spring visits to Fountain Hills. It is a great location for all levels of hiking or hiking. We have hiked 4 or 5 trails here and have never been disappointed. We have heard and spotted coyotes...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This park is an excellent way to experience the desert, the terrain, the wildlife. Lots of trail options and a very friendly visitor center staff. The drive up and the trail provide some amazing vistas.

Thank jothvn
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was a favorite of my brother, so the family went to visit it while we were all in Phoenix. We did a short hike which was beautiful as the desert was in bloom in April. We saw several interesting birds and heard the cheeps...More

Thank NapiliR
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We live 20 min away from this park and like to visit to getaway from the city. We have also camped here many times. It's like another world, peaceful, beautiful views of the mountains, many hiking trails. Sunsets are drop dead gorgeous. All the campsites...More

Thank mbtravels
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My husband and I have camped twice at this park and had great experiences both times. We love to get out of the city and just relax in peace and quiet and this park and the surrounding town of Fountain Hills allows for that. We...More

Thank lydpagano
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The area was beautiful, grounds were very nice. The weather was perfect minus a bit of wind. The park ranger was very friendly. I forgot that I was only a few miles from a large city. So dark, stars so bright, the sounds of nature...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Raced the pemberton 50k which was 2 laps around the trail. Was a half cloudy day and warm, great for running. This is a low key race and well supported. I would recommend the race as well as the park for running and biking.

Thank gazoo204
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had an appointment early in Scottsdale and we live several hours from there, so decided to stay at McDowell Mt park in our RV. What a pleasant surprise!! The sites were immaculate and very spread out, so you had plenty of privacy. There were...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I didn't think this was as good as other trails around the area. It is a so so no wildlife seen. Just some cactus on what I believe was a rather boring hike. Many campers abound as well as bicyclist. There is a rather large...More

Thank mruggier0
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Had some free time after arriving from the East Coast and wanted to see some desert scenery and decided to take a late afternoon drive to the park. Such a gorgeous area to get out and experience the open desert. I had the park all...More

1  Thank PureHagar
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Amy B
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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