Great Trail - A bit technical but worth the trip. Love the views at the top.
For bike rentals: We rented in Scottsdale (near Phoenix) at AOA-adventures for great weekly rates on GIANT and Specialized, allowing you to ride nearby McDowell Preserve or South Mountain.
101 freeway - exit FLW - follow frontage road to Bell. Turn Left and pass back under freeway. Follow Bell Road to N Thompson Peak Parkway. Turn Left. About 1 mile up Thompson Peak Parkway on the right side of the street you will see a sign for the Gateway trailhead parking lot...
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