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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Short fitness trail

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fountain Hills
Jump start your New Years resolutions

Before reading this blog post, please insert the following earworm in your brain:  the theme song from the Rocky films. Ready.  Set. Go.  Instead of the Philadelphia Museum of Art stairs, or ballpark bleachers---use this trail.  'Nuf said.

LENGTH:  0.5-mile up-and-back
RATING:  easy
ELEVATION:  1860' - 1961'
FEES:  $6 daily fee per vehicle, $2 walk or bike-in, annual passes available.
FACILITIES:  restrooms, water, visitor center, picnic tables, camping
From Phoenix, go east on Loop 202 to Beeline Highway (SR87). Head north on SR87 to Shea Blvd, turn left and drive less than a mile to Saguaro Blvd, turn right and continue to Fountain Hills Blvd, turn right and continue 4 miles to the park entrance. Pay your fee and drive thru the park to the main trailhead staging area at the end of Shallmo Drive.  Maps are available at the park entrance and visitor center.

INFO: Maricopa County Parks & Recreation, 480-471-0173


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