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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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“north trail” (14 reviews)
“nature center” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
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+1 480-471-0173
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"north trail"
in 14 reviews
"visitor center"
in 9 reviews
"nature center"
in 7 reviews
"full moon"
in 5 reviews
"sonoran desert"
in 9 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"great trails"
in 5 reviews
"lost dog wash"
in 3 reviews
"lots of water"
in 3 reviews
"single track"
in 3 reviews
"awesome place"
in 4 reviews
"mile loop"
in 4 reviews
"well marked trails"
in 2 reviews
"trail offers"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful gem"
in 2 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 2 reviews
"great campground"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed in the E.I. Rowland campsite under a full moon. Gorgeous 365 degree views. Kids loved the playground and parents loved the nice trails and excellent Geocaching. Meticulously maintained with showers, too. This campground would be great for first-time campers. One hour from...More

Thank tikithedog
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

It's a nice park and well maintained. Lots and lots of trails to choose from, for hiking and biking. $6 entrance fee per vehicle. That said, if you're a somewhat experienced mountain biker or hiker, this is a tad disappointing due to lack of challenge....More

Thank Sandmonster2014
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I haven't been to every park, but this is my favorite place to mountain bike near Scottsdale. Not only are the views incredible, but the trails are well-maintained and the visitor centers are nice. I'd recommend doing a lot of research on the trails prior...More

Thank rachelbottoms
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The North Trail is a 3 mile loop that provides a great introduction to local flora and some of the nearby mtns. Very easy trail. Watch out for mtn bikers - a few need to learn some manners and speed control. Restrooms are a few...More

Thank hydrogeo01
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We have spent time at this wonderful gem of a county park each winter for the last 5 years. The trails brought us here, but the solitude and serenity of the dessert keeps us coming back. Large private campsites and numerous clean bathrooms. Neat events...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome place, many trails to choose from, great for hiking, mountain biking or camping. There is a fee to enter

Thank ryantennis
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful resource managed by Maricopa County parks, that includes areas for overnight camping, picnic spots, horse riding, mountain bike riding, and now has a junior BMX track. The other opportunity that is not advertised is shotgun hunting for doves and quail. Just...More

Thank mark l
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Had a wonderful picnic in the open with cactuses and plants and the desert! Good basic facilities provided - stone table and benches and BBQ pits provided. Clean restrooms with water filling stations and rubbish disposal bins. Great place to bond with nature all around...More

Thank Ming Hsiang L
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great place.Just finished 5 nights camping here. Lots and lots of trails for hiking (and if you must, biking). I hate to recommend this place, as that would mean more people would come, and it's hard enough to get a reservation. But it is a...More

Thank elrobo47
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great campground. Clean restrooms. Great to sit outside and listen to the coyotes. Lots of trails to hike.

Thank BethAnnM2014
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Joyce H
28 January 2018|
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Response from elrobo47 | Reviewed this property |
$30 per night for sites with hookups (water and electricity: 20,30,50 amp). Plus $8 reservation fee. Bathrooms with showers, plus dump station included.
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Joyce H
28 January 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Camping Reservation Fee - Non-refundable reservation fee $8.00 Additional vehicles not in tow will be assessed a daily fee upon entering the park. $6 Developed sites - Designated camping sites with electrical and... More
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Amy B
29 December 2015|
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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
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