Scottsdale, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Lost Dog Hike

May 21, 2022 6:00AM—8:00AM


Lost Dog Trail - Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve. 12601 N 124th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Directions: From Shea Boulevard, turn north on 124th Street. The Trail Head parking lot is approx. 1 mile north of Shea, just beyond Anasazi Elementary School.

Cost None

Event Contact Pruitt Layton | Email


Lost Dog Trail is a 4.2-mile out and back trail located in the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve. The halfway point is the Taliesin Overlook, with a view of Taliesin West, the one-time winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright and current headquarters of the FLW Foundation.

The trail is rated as moderate with an elevation gain of 410 feet.

Bring: sturdy walking shoes, water, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses and a snack if desired. Walking sticks are not required on this hike, but could be useful. There is no shade on this trail, except at the Trail Head.

Meet: Lost Dog Trailhead at 5:45 am (at the Ramada). Since it is going to be hot, we will begin promptly at 6 am, and the hike should take approximately 2-2.5 hours.

There are restrooms at the trailhead, drinking water, and a covered meeting area.

Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.

If running late day of hike, call your hike leader: Pruitt @ 480-243-5326.

We will conduct a short blessing/shell ceremony at the trailhead immediately following the hike, for pilgrims who are heading for a Camino in May or June.