Mondays in the McDowells Exercise Hike- WestWorld Trail

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 07:30
Dan Rothman -, 480-773-5197
Mark Miller - Mark Miller -, 623-640-5375
B LENGTH: 11.0 mi ELEV GAIN: 600 ft PACE: Fast (2.5-3.0 mph)

This month we’ll be hiking trails in Southern Region of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, starting from four different trailheads: WestWorld, Gateway, Tom’s Thumb and Golden Eagle (in Fountain Hills).  The hikes will range from easy to very difficult and the pace will vary accordingly.  

Meet at 7:30 am (start 7:35) at the WESTWORLD TRAILHEAD, located at 15939 N. 98th Street, at the intersection of 98th Street and McDowell Mountain Ranch Road (go to for further directions). 

This relatively flat and generally urban hike will take us from WestWorld to the end of the WestWorld Trail, near Cactus Road.  The elevation gain will come on the way back, where we’ll take a loop on the Taliesin and Quartz Trails.  The pace will be brisk, but the trails are flat and generally smooth. 

Bring plenty of water, snacks, electrolytes and wear sturdy hiking boots.