Wagner Trail - Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike near Scottsdale, Arizona
~Wagner Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA,Scottsdale,Arizona
33.69415963, -111.7310892
17.8 miles NE of Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: ~Wagner Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
GPS: 33°41'39.0"N 111°43'51.9"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 2.20 miles
Trail Type: Loop
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 118 feet

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Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike

Wagner Trail is a 2.2 mile, beginner to intermediate loop trail located in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. 

The trail is well-marked and easy to follow; this wide, but rugged trail winds its way through the hoodoo-laden canyon up to an amazing vantage point called Fremont Saddle. As you continue on, the view of Weaver's Needle at the summit is breathtaking. It's a fairly strenuous uphill climb, but nothing a reasonably fit person can't handle.

If you have a mountain bike and want flat easy trails, this is it.

There are several ways to loop back to the car, so be sure you know your route before starting your venture.

 You'll pay a $4 fee to park.

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Scottsdale, Arizona

  1. Head north on N Scottsdale Rd toward E Indian School Rd (276 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Indian School Rd (2.2 mi)
  3. Turn left to merge onto AZ-101 Loop N (6.0 mi)
  4. Take exit 41 for Shea Blvd (0.4 mi)
  5. Turn right onto E Shea Blvd (signs for Shea Boulevard) (7.5 mi)
  6. Continue straight to stay on E Shea Blvd (0.3 mi)
  7. Turn left onto N Palisades Blvd (3.5 mi)
  8. Turn left onto N Fountain Hills Blvd (1.4 mi)
  9. Continue onto E McDowell Mountain Rd (3.6 mi)
  10. Turn left onto McDowell Mountain Park Dr (2.8 mi)
  11. Turn left onto Thoms Thumb Dr
    Destination will be on the right
    (0.1 mi)
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