Community of Fountain Hills
Our field of dreams!
The white plume of the world famous fountain is visible far beyond Fountain Hills. It can be seen from as far away as the Superstition Mountains, Carefree and even from aircraft.
The Fountain is extended to its full height on special occasions, for everyday viewing the Fountain reaches a height of 330 feet!
Our World Famous Fountain runs every hour on the hour for 15 minutes from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. everyday of the week! This fountain is a celebration of life and water where it is most appreciated – in the middle of the desert.
HISTORY OF THE FOUNTAIN
The fountain uses 7,000 gallons per minute and at its full height it can reach 560 feet in the air.
The plume rises from a concrete water lily sculpture in the center of a man-made lake.
ADVENTURE IN FOUNTAIN HILLS!
Hiking and mountain biking are at the top of our top 5 outdoor things to do! Make Fountain Hills your outdoor recreation choice. Outdoor art that celebrates the Western and human spirit, award-winning community theater, world-class golf and more are all yours and all just minutes from 32,000 unbroken acres of park and preserve land.
In Fountain Hills, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains beckon you to the adjacent McDowell Mountain Regional Park and McDowell Mountain Preserve and their generous network of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Thanks to Fountain Hills’ location, your enjoyment of these trails and the desert can start in minutes. This base camp lets you spend more time being on the trails than getting to the trails.
Explore,experience and enjoy Fountain Hills
Desert Botanical Gardens
“This is your Garden—be proud of it. Take nothing but pictures and memories and leave nothing but the peace within.” ~ Quote, Terry Barwegen, Jr. Eagle Scout Award 1985
Fountain Hills Trails and Connections
FOUNTAIN HILLS MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN PRESERVE
- The Sonoran Trail is 2.6 miles and has an elevation change of 2,170 feet. Hikers can enjoy panoramic views of the lower Verde Valley and the Mazatzal Mountains, and the moderate-rated trail winds through several deep mountain face canyons.
- The Promenade Trail is .93 miles and generally level except at the south end. This trail is also known as the “old Jeep road.” The trail is wide enough for hikers to walk side by side.
- Western Loop Trail is 1.2 miles in length with an elevation change of approximately 600 feet. The trail is rated moderate to difficult with a number of switchbacks. The trail crests at over 3,000 feet, giving the hiker expansive views including downtown Phoenix. The trail is not recommended for bikes.
- The Overlook Trail, Wayne Tall Loop and Easy Access Trail are accessed off the Promenade Trail. The Overlook Trail is about .5 miles with a small elevation gain of 167+ feet. The Wayne Tall Loop is a short side trail off the Overlook Trail and features a bench and interpretive plaque with information about local birds seen in the preserve. The Easy Access Trail is level and only .12 miles on a wide smooth surface.