This 1.6 mile loop in McDowell Mountain Regional Park is located in close proximity to Phoenix and set with the scenic backdrop of McDowell Mountain.

Take the Wagner Short Loop Trail for an easy, family friendly loop in McDowell Mountain Park. In the spring, this desert trail takes you through landscapes dotted with wildflowers.

Photo Credit: Claire Y. Martin

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 1.6 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers

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