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blue Estrella Foothills Loop

Trail

7.5 mile 12.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 509' 155 m
Descent: -497' -151 m
High: 1,292' 394 m
Low: 1,038' 316 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Atencia

This singletrack trail features vistas, climbs, and various trail options without the parking fee.

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Desert hiking at its finest, located in the Estrella Mountain Ranch community. Parking can be found in the Foothills Community Park, which is not packed for the most part. Other parking options can be found at Westar Elementary School.

Cacti, rocks, and bees do become a normal occurrence on this loop. There are a few sharp turns that require you to watch your footing and there are some short, steep sections.

Be aware, as other trails split off in many directions and it can be easy to take a wrong turn. This trail has a good deal of exposure along mountain faces, which can become dangerous, but are mostly manageable. There are a few bench spots and sitting areas, which are good for photo opportunities as they overlook the community.

The best time to hike this trail is in winter - spring. FINS, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, and White Tanks are others to try out in the area.

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Apr 14, 2019
Nicolette Fletcher
Feb 28, 2019
Chuck Barton
Use the app to stay on correct trail as there are numerous unmarked trails that intersect. 8mi
Sep 13, 2018
Sophia B
Dec 31, 2017
Carlos Colon
This route was fun and perfect for my last hike of the year. Not a hard track for walking and running. Also great for easy to moderate mountain b… 7.5mi

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