McDowell Mountain Park features 13 miles of hiking trails near Phoenix, AZ.
Directions: From Phoenix area, get on the 101 and head to east side of loop( either N or S) . Near Scottsdale take the Shea blvd exit and head east towards Fountain Hills. Take a left on Mcdowell mtn park road and go approximately 10 miles. Take left in to park. Sign reads competitive track. May have to pay; 5 dollars on weekend. Trailhead is up road on left few hundred yards.