According to, the City of Scottsdale is moving forward with design and construction of improvements to three trailheads in the northern region of the Preserve.

Construction of restrooms, paved parking, equestrian staging areas and other support amenities is currently underway at the Granite Mountain and Fraesfield Trailheads. The Granite Mountain Trailhead is expected to remain open for public use during construction, however parking may be temporarily redirected at times. Please observe all posted signs.

The Fraesfield Trailhead will be closed to public access for several months beginning on September 24, 2018. Construction of both trailheads is anticipated to be complete in mid-2019. During the closure, visitors may access the Preserve from a variety of other Preserve trailheads.

The City of Scottsdale is also moving forward with design and construction of the Pima Dynamite Trailhead located on the northeast corner of Pima Road and Dynamite Boulevard. This trailhead will provide parking and support amenities for public recreational access to the extensive network of trails in the northern region of the Preserve for hiking, biking, trail running, and horseback riding. Construction is expected to begin in 2019, and completed in early 2020.

Trailhead Locations: 
Fraesfield Trailhead:
13400 E. Rio Verde Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Granite Mountain Trailhead:
31402 N. 136th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Pima Dynamite Trailhead:
28777 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262