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Gateway, Scottsdale - Fellowship Adventures Hike


Mar 09

9:00 am


Mar 09

12:00 pm

Event Description:

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  • Where - Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • When - 9:00 AM Saturday, March 9 
  • Location - Gateway Trailhead (map)
  • Travel time - 30 minutes from Calvary's central campus
  • Carpool - Departs Calvary central campus at 8:00 AM 
  • Cost - Free



Join us at the Gateway Trailhead of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, located in Scottsdale. This trailhead is the access point to many unique Scottsdale trails. Kids of all ages are able to explore the Gateway Loop trail and hikers of all levels will enjoy the challenge offered by interior trails.  For more park information, click on Gateway Trailhead website.


Groups will start hiking at 9:00 AM and everyone should be done by noon. Please plan on being at the registration tables 30 minutes before the hike so you can be assigned to your group and we can start hiking on time.

New to Fellowship Adventures?

Please review the Things to Know information.  

For your first hike with us, we highly recommend registering for one level below the level you think fits your ability.  Also, please remember to eat before you come so you will have the energy to hike. 


From Calvary's central campus, take I-17 north to AZ-101 Loop east to exit 36 for Princess Dr./Pima Rd. Take exit 36 and go straight on Pima Road.  Drive less than half a mile to Bell Rd and turn left.  Drive east and take a right at N. Thompson Peak Pkwy; then in less than a quarter mile, take a right onto E. McDowell Foothills Drive. Look for the Fellowship Adventures signs.

Click here to get detailed directions from Calvary Community Church.  


There is plenty of parking in the immediate event staging area, but we encourage carpooling.  You can sign up for carpooling during the registration process.  For details on how carpooling works, see the Carpooling section of the "Things to Know" page.

Carpools will meet at Calvary central campus (west side by the mailboxes) – last carpool leaves at 8:00 AM.




This hike will include 4 levels of hiking.  You will sign up for a level when registering.  The levels are listed below, or see levels of difficulty for more details.

Roadrunners – For the serious, go-fast hiker who desires the challenge of speed and distance (7 to 10 miles) and prefers to race past the sagebrush rather than smell it!

Coyotes – For the recreational hiker who desires energetic physical activity (4 to 7 miles) and the opportunity to stop and smell the sagebrush.

Prairie Dogs – For the casual hiker and families who want to get some exercise (about 3 miles) but will stop to enjoy the view and rest as they hike.

Geckos – For the person or family new to hiking or just coming back from a long time away.  They will do about 2 miles of relatively flat trail.


Children are more than welcome to join this event, but please read the Children section of the "Things to Know" page before you come. 

Roadrunners - minimum age of 15*, if experienced

Coyotes - minimum age of 10*, if experienced

Prairie Dogs & Geckos - minimum age of 6*, unless you are going to carry them

* If you are bringing a child under the age of 18 for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, a Medical Waiver/Consent Form must be completed, signed by a parent or legal guardian and presented at the check-in prior to the event.


Dogs are welcome on all except the Roadrunner hike.  Remember to consider the heat before bringing Fido and please read the Dogs section of the "Things to Know" page.

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