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5 hiking trails in Scottsdale closed due to muddy pathways

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 20:27:08-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — With all the snow and rain Arizona received last week, and over the weekend, a handful of hiking trails within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale remained closed on Monday to give them more time to dry out.

The Tom's Thumb, Browns Ranch, Granite Mountain, Fraesfield and Pima/Dynamite trailheads were closed over the weekend and through Monday, said Kelly Corsette, communications and public affairs director with the City of Scottsdale. All neighborhood access points and trails north of the Deer Valley Road alignment were also closed, she said.

Browns Ranch, Granite Mountain and the Pima/Dynamite trailheads would reopen on Tuesday. Fraesfield Trailhead will open on weekends beginning March 2, the City said.

The Tom's Thumb trailhead would remain closed through at least Wednesday.

Online, the City of Scottsdale said the Preserve received more than seven inches of snow.

Despite the closures, other trailheads remain open: Gateway, Lost Dog, and Sunrise.

Pinnacle Peak, another popular hiking spot, was also open.