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Double Butte Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.4 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A pleasant desert loop through the heart of Papago Park.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

1,357' 414 m

High

1,241' 378 m

Low

115' 35 m

Up

117' 36 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Elementary school age and older children can easily tackle this trail.

Overview

Part of the comprehensive network of multi-use trails at Papago Park, the Double Butte Loop is a great hike for local Phoenicians and visitors alike. Priding itself on a smooth trail surface, a beautiful, sweeping layout, and dramatic views of the local geology, this trail is surely one to hit if you are in Papago Park.

Description

Starting at the West Park Parking Lot, you can hike the trail in either direction, as the rolling nature of the local terrain provides a similar experience either way you choose to go. Along the way, take time to enjoy the local flora, as Papago Park is known to house beautiful specimens of endemic Sonoran Desert cholla and saguaro cactus.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for cholla and saguaro around the park.

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Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 14 votes

#4

in Papago Park

#3389

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  3.4 from 14 votes
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in Papago Park

#136

in Arizona

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Papago Cactus late May
Jun 24, 2018 near Tempe J…, AZ
Loop around Big Butte at sunrise.
Jul 19, 2019 near Tempe J…, AZ

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Nov 21, 2020
Maximus Iva
Feb 21, 2020
Janine Stacey
Jan 11, 2020
Lou Guajardo
Aug 18, 2019
Michelle F
Mar 27, 2019
Jeff Sponseller
Nov 6, 2018
Jim Mullins
Good place to pray and read. Easy. Pleasant. Beautiful rock formations. 2.3mi
Sep 8, 2018
Nick Preston
Did this one and then looped around for the hole in the rock 3.5mi
Aug 30, 2018
Bryan Koen
1.6mi