Scottsdale, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Lost Dog Trail – Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Sep 18, 2021 7:00AM


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

Cost $0

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HIKE DESCRIPTION: Lost Dog Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located in the McDowell 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, 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 6:45 am (at the Ramada). We will begin promptly at 7:00, and the hike should take approximately 2-2.5 hours.
There are restrooms at the trailhead, drinking water, and a covered meeting area.

REGISTRATION: Please let us know you’re coming through the REGISTER button above.

COVID: We are balancing our desires to get out and hike with the continued guidance from the CDC and the American Pilgrims on the Camino organization. Therefore, our hiking group shall not exceed 10 people. If more than 10 people show up, we will split into two groups.
• Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well!
• If you are not vaccinated, bring face coverings, like masks or buff/bandanas, to wear upon arrival at the trailhead.