Lost Dog Wash Trail

#1 of 12 trails in McDowell Mountain Regional Park

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Lost Dog Wash Trail is a 6 mile trail located in the McDowell Mountains Scottsdale Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for birding, hiking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash

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tom simensen (69)

6 Completed3 Reviews

Scenic in places, but with a lack of elevation change, somewhat boring - seemed more like a walk thru the desert. Lots of small rocks also made the footing difficult in many places.

DogWithShoes (Barkley Hoops) (233)

10 Completed7 Reviews

More of a nature walk than a hike. A couple steep climbs and gradual dips, but nothing too large. You basically stay near the base of the mountain, not up it. There is not much shade so this is definitely an early morning hike. Well maintained and there are bathroom facilities. This is a great option for beginner hikers or families with kids or older generations.

Aaron Bush (161)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a great hike early in the morning. The trails are well maintained and plenty of hills. Grab a map at the beginning if you want to get a long hike out of it.

Val Higgins (318)

10 Completed9 Reviews

oliver k (116)

3 Completed3 Reviews

As mentioned, lost dog is not a loop but easily turned into one. The facility was clean and it was very nice that they provided maps to help navigate -not saying the trail signs aren't helpful (very much so) but based that lost dog was not a loop it helped me plan my ride into one. Will definitely return and ride again.

Melissa Kattau (480)

6 Completed4 Reviews

This is a beautiful trail. Clean, easy to read and find signs. I bought my 70 year old father here during his visit and he had a blast. There is great parking and well kept trailhead with bathrooms.

Bryan Foli (87)

2 Completed2 Reviews

I'm still really new to hiking and have just moved to Phoenix so I'm trying to find some good trails for when my family moves down. This trail was okay. Not too much to see, but was easy enough for the kids I think. I made the mistake of starting the hike around 1:00 pm on April 11. It was only about 90 degrees out, but there is very little shade so I will go either in the early morning or late evening next time. Good trail to learn on and get conditioned on.

Phil Hoffmann (122)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Great easy trail!!

Zachariah Hartgrove (224)

19 Completed7 Reviews

Not a bad trail to take children on (except for the stupid fools on MTN bikes that think they own the trail) took my 2year old and dog up to the the overlook, easy well maintained trail, great signage to mark the trail, I recommend this trail as a family friendly trail.

Misti Owens (75)

9 Completed3 Reviews

Decent trail that is easy to follow. Watch out for rattlesnakes though - we heard them just after the second cutoff about a mile from trailhead.