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greenBlue Double Butte Loop

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 115' 35 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 1,357' 414 m
Low: 1,241' 378 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

A pleasant desert loop through the heart of Papago Park.

Hunter R

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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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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
Jun 7, 2018
Mari Soula
Mar 11, 2018
Jamie Kowalczyk
Feb 7, 2018
Larr-dogg Kem
Easy 2.5mi
Feb 3, 2018
Tony Giamanco
Exploring new trail

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 13 votes

#1

in Papago Park

#2572

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#1

in Papago Park

#110

in Arizona

#2,572

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