Updated: Jan 9, 2019
Promenade Trail is located in Adero Canyon, Fountain Hills, AZ. You can reach Adero Canyon from Palisades Ave when heading east on Palisades from Shea Blvd take a left at Palomino Ave. Continue on Palomino to the dirt road. Follow the dirt road to the trailhead which is about 1/4 mile.
The Promenade Trail begins to the left of the Ramada through the gates and straightforward to the sign marking the beginning of the trail.
The trail is an in and back-out trail for 1.6 miles with an elevation change of 100 feet at the beginning of the trail. Per the sign the trail is rated as moderate; however, once you've ascended the 100 feet at the beginning of the trail it levels out flat.
The trail immediately starts out heading uphill to the flatter section of the trail.
We've been very fortunate and the brittlebush is already in full bloom lining the east side of the trail. At the top, you curve eastward with a beautiful overlook view of the town of Fountain Hill, Arizona. Our famous Fountain Hills Fountain was flowing enhancing the beauty of our town even more.
As I continued along the trail I was surprised to see that our wildflowers are beginning to add small splashes of color to our desert. I anticipate we'll have a beautiful display of wildflowers in full bloom in late February and early March. Here's a sneak peek of what is in store for us this spring.
When you're hiking along the trail be sure and look around at all the beautiful landscape and the hidden gems waiting to be seen.
A little off the trail on the right was a beautiful saguaro surrounded by blooming brittlebush. Continuing on a little further up the trail were more opportunities to take pictures of cacti complemented by different plants adding splashes of color
As I hiked along the trail I turn around and to my delight was the most specular view.
The Promenade Trail ends but you can continue hiking onward on either the Sonoran Upper or Lower trail. You can also loopback on the Western Loop Trail but be wary as the Western Loop Trail is rated as moderate to strenuous. Happy Trails!