Ever visited a town and wanted to hike but found yourself unable to try it because they had no good, accessible trails? You can rest easy knowing you'll never face this issue in Scottsdale! Scottsdale has a wide variety of accessible trails- including one that is brand new!
Recently, a new, barrier-free trail opened in Scottsdale! Camino Campana in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a lovely 0.7 mile hike that is suitable for people of all skill levels and needs. This path loops through a patch of dazzling desert at the base of Fraesfield Mountain. It is family-friendly, interactive, and beautiful!
This wide trail is meant to be stroller- and wheelchair-accessible. The trailhead features restrooms and plentiful shade, making it an extremely convenient hike.
As a bonus, the trail is marked with illustrated interpretive signs that will delight hikers of all ages. There are eleven educational stops along the trail. Each stop touches on a different aspect of the scenery, including geology, bird nests, human history, archaeology, wildlife, and plants. You can enjoy a nice hike and learn something at the same time!
While you're there, keep an eye out for an installed metal silhouette of a mountain lion stalking its prey. It looks like a real mountain lion!
For more accessible hikes, check out this article on azcentral: https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2018/01/16/wheelchair-accessible-stroller-friendly-trails-phoenix/840228001/