Pemberton Loop

 16 votes

15.4 Miles 24.9 Kilometers

60%

Singletrack

879' 268 m

Ascent

-879' -268 m

Descent

2,481' 756 m

High

1,825' 556 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

2,481' 756 m

High

1,825' 556 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

An easy but fun desert ride.

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Overview

Clockwise is the best way to ride this one, with nice singletrack and a slow climb to halfway mark then high speed doubletrack back to the parking lot.

Need To Know

Check Park Web Page for Entry Fees and Possible Closures for Special Events

www.maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell

Description

The ride is done both clockwise and counter-clockwise, but this description is for clockwise. Start early, it can be warm in winter and un-rideable in summer. Leave the parking lot at the southwest corner on well-marked trail. From here, it's flat riding until after you cross the paved road and then a slow easy climb for most of the way to the 9 mile mark.

As you get closer to the McDowell Mountains, the trail gets a little more interesting with large saguaros and some rock outcroppings. At the 9 mile mark, the singletrack turns to doubletrack with some great high speed riding back to the parking lot.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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Sep 28, 2016
Robyn Vail
Sep 4, 2016
Jon Nu
Ride with dad 15.3mi — 1h 55m
Aug 21, 2016
Jeff Finch
Good ride — 1h 50m
Apr 28, 2016
Mike Casedonte
Nice trail. — 2h 00m
Apr 21, 2016
Aaron Mayfield
Went the wrong way, but still fast and fun! 16.5mi
Apr 15, 2016
Ryan Rebennack
counter- clockwise - lots of sand in areas but counter seems better climb then down 15.4mi — 1h 36m
Apr 8, 2016
Ryan Rebennack
Counter-clockwise 15.4mi — 1h 46m
Feb 18, 2016
Conrad Anderson
A fantastic long dist. ride with mellow climbs, and an awesomely fast finish. The views were incredible. It was a good workout as well. 15.4mi — 1h 20m

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  3.7 from 16 votes

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