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Pemberton Loop

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Rank: #4 in Carefree and Cave Creek
#51 in Arizona
#814 Overall
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“An easy but fun desert ride.”
Richard Gauer on Jun 28, 2013
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15.4 Miles 60% Singletrack 879’ Ascent -879’ Descent 1,825’ Low 2,481’ High
Overview
1:55 average ride time for 19.8 miles. Details

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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