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Technical Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -285' -87 m
High: 1,816' 554 m
Low: 1,618' 493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by C R John

A fast race loop at McDowell Mountain Regional Park with a few hair-raising challenges

C R John

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There is a $7.00 park entry fee.

Description

The Technical Loop has the most challenging features of the three competitive loops. It starts off with two sphincter-clenching plunges that make this the expert track of the park. Bypasses around the drops have been added, giving those without health insurance a chance to enjoy the loop as well. A short, stiff climb up to the top of T-Bone Ridge gains about 200 feet of altitude with a little rockiness and minor exposure. This is soon followed by a loose, rocky descent.

After passing through a tunnel under the Sport Loop (The Chunnel) it is a smooth, banked, cactus-lined racetrack. The Technical and the Sport Loop roughly parallel each other back to the parking lot. At just under three miles, the fun is over quickly.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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The Chunnel
Mar 26, 2019 near Fountai…, AZ

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