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Saturday, February 17, 2024, | McDowell Mountain Regional Park

We are beyond excited to have secured McDowell Mountain Regional Park for our second Arizona edition! Hike 20 miles in 8 hours, and enjoy a great mixture of gorgeous mountain trails, such as Pemberton, Escondido, and Verde Trail.

Located less than 50 miles northeast of Phoenix, McDowell Mountain is one of the largest Parks in Maricopa County and is rated as one of the most scenic, with majestic mountain views.

Mastering our challenge, you will be exhausted but proud and happy... as well as part of our fantastic community of nature lovers, hikers, and MammothMarch addicts!

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Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 7:00 AM 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park,16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

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At a glance


Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024


Distance: 20 miles in 8 hours
There is no timekeeping; there are no failures. We only recognize the incredible courage it takes to rise to our challenge. Every participant completing the distance will be awarded their finisher medal and considered a winner!


Starting time: Several starting slots are available starting at 7:30 a.m. You can choose from specific time slots with limited capacity when signing up. This ensures the most remote hiking experience as a maximum of 5 participants cross the starting line at the same time. The first hikers will start as early as 7:30 a.m., with the majority returning in about 8 hours. However, we will have our finish line open for the ones that need a bit more time.

Venue (start/finish): McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264


Parking: Parking will be available on site

Aid stations: There are aid stations along the route (approximately positioned every 5-7 miles apart) providing toilets, food, and drinks for all participants. All refreshments are included in the cost of your ticket and will vary between aid stations, providing water, coffee, tea, isotonic drinks, fruits, cereal bars, nuts, and soup.

Certificates: All finishers receive their personalized certificate after crossing the finish line. We issue certificates stating the mileage covered for those who drop out.

Finisher medal/wall of fame: For all participants finishing MammothMarch


Hiking Pass: MammothMarch Hiking Passes will be available to all new participants. All participants from a different MammothMarch event should bring their Hiking Pass to collect their stamps on site.

Merchandise: Our merchandise collection will be available soon.

Route: The single-circuit loop leads through McDowell Mountain Regional Park along various trails, such as Pemberton, Escondido, and Verde Trail.

Total elevation gain: Around 1,200 ft.

Terrain: A great mixture of unpaved hiking trails, dirt trails, and gravel roads.

What are you waiting for? Sign up here to enter “not your average hike.”

Please check out more details in our FAQ section or contact us at

The route will be made available approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Please note that the preliminary route may be adjusted due to weather issues, official directives, and/or organizational matters. The route will be marked 1-2 days prior to event day. Should we notice parts of the route being inaccessible or extremely wet/muddy, we will adapt it to local conditions at short notice.

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