New and just opened, the Pima and Dynamite Trailhead, located on the North side of Dynamite and just East of the intersection of Pima and Dynamite in Scottsdale is a 4-mile loop trail designed for all skill levels. The trail is accessible year-round, and dogs are permitted, but must be kept on leash.
Nestled in Scottsdale’s incredible McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the new trailhead provides extensive options for outdoor enthusiasts. Biking, hiking, trail running and horseback riding wind through the desert flora and mesquites of the Sonoran Desert. Upcoming Summer monsoon rains will create stunning color in the desert offering up fantastic photo opportunities.
Although the trail is fairly flat, hiking during Summer months is best enjoyed early morning or early evening at dusk. The elevation gain is minimal with several ups and downs and ample parking is available but there is no water or restroom. For bikers, on the way out you will experience gradual uphill, with the way back being quite fast and exhilarating. Most of the riding is fast rolling terrain, but this single track is for all experience levels. There are no markers, only a few trail numbers, so use the power-lines to keep direction and guide you back to your car.
Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses more than 30,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert with more than 190 miles of well-maintained trails. The Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset and there is no charge for parking or access at any of the trailheads.
Now is a great time to start exploring any of the five major trail heads to connect to over 180 miles of trails of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. CLICK HERE for additional Sonoran trail information.