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Lost Dog Trail & Taliesin Lookout Mountian Bike Trail

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Lost Dog and Taliesin Lookout | 0 comments

Lost Dog Trail & Taliesin Lookout Mountian Bike Trail

Miles:  9

Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult

This is a fun quick little mountain bike trail that runs right through the middle of Mcdowell Mountain Ranch Community (my favorite real estate and homes for sale in Scottsdale).

Start at the Paradise Trail Head (or connect through the back side of the Windgate Trail Center, and take Paradise Trail back to Lost Dog Trail (which is directly behind Cimarron Hills).  Follow the Lost Dog Trail all the way up to the Taliesin lookout for great views of the entire city of Scottsdale.  The trail can be a bit rocky, but the climb is not too long and is manageable and very well marked.  Clip in and get ready for a bumpy bone rattling ride down.

You can stay on the Lost Dog Trail all the way back to the Lost Dog trail head on the other side of the Mcdowell Mountains and from there have access to other great trails, such as Sunrise and Ringtail.  These are fun trails, but will require a bit more time.  Bring water!

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