The McDonald Ranch in Green Valley

The McDonald Ranch Hiking Trail in Green Valley
I almost hate to spill the beans since it’s such a well-kept secret, so let’s keep this little gem between us. This trail, in Sun City McDonald Ranch, a 55+ residential community, provides a spectacular view of the Valley every step of the way. This quick 15-minute climb is a perfectly safe way to work off those Vegas buffets. To get to the trail head, take Horizon Ridge Road to High Mesa Road (between Green Valley Parkway and Valley Verde) and then continue up High Mesa almost to the end. You’ll see a small parking lot on the left.