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3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 627' 191 m
Descent: -631' -192 m
High: 2,376' 724 m
Low: 1,768' 539 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Tom Dobson

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

Tom Dobson

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!!!

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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May 12, 2019
Inessa Martin
Feb 19, 2019
Mike M
Jan 26, 2019
Tineke Henselmans
Jan 5, 2019
Bryan Shaw
4.3mi
Dec 26, 2018
David M
Nov 25, 2018
Tom Leegstra
with Lukas breakfast hike 3.7mi
Oct 3, 2018
Owen Snoey
Sunny with some clouds. Trail wet in some places due to heavy rains yesterday. Trail in good shape generally, footing rock to rock in frequent scree.
Aug 25, 2018
Tori Bowman

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  3.9 from 15 votes

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