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Gateway Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (18)

Easy singletrack for hiking with plenty of parking at the trailhead off of Thompson Peak.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Loop

2,376' 724 m

High

1,768' 539 m

Low

627' 191 m

Up

631' 192 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open during daylight hours only.

Description

This loop begins/ends at the Saguaro Trail, which starts at the Gateway Trail, off of Thompson Peak Parkway.
This is an easy introduction to the park and is a 4+/- mile loop from the trailhead. This park is awesome - Sustainable in every aspect! This trail is the intro to miles and miles of singletrack at the preserve including the Bell Pass Trail, Windgate Pass Trail and Horseshoe Trail. Enjoy!!!

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

Shared By:

Tom Dobson

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  4.1 from 18 votes

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#172

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Photos

Destination...Tom Thumb
May 15, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Looking up at Bell Pass at Sunrise
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
There's gold in them thar hills
Apr 19, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Mid hike
Dec 24, 2017 near Fountai…, AZ
Gateway Saddle from the Gateway Loop Trail
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Gateway Saddle Loop trail view of North Scottsdale
Mar 23, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ

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