“A beautiful introductory ride through some of the most beautiful singletrack in Tucson.”
— Evan Olson on Jan 2, 2014
Overview1:41 average ride time for 13.7 miles. Details
The Sweetwater Trail System has many trails and loops that be ridden in different orders and in different directions. This route seems to be the most popular. It is mostly easy terrain with a few intermediate sections throughout to keep things interesting. This is a multi use trail so keep an eye out for hikers and horses.
DescriptionThis route starts out on the Saguaro Vista Trail and continues through to the Sun Circle Loop then to the Black Rock Loop. It then continues up Lost Arrow Trail to Red Canyon Trail, Red Tail Ridge and back to the start on Wildflower Ridge Trail.
Saguaro Vista Trail: Easy singletrack through classic Arizona desert.
Sun Circle Loop: Short and Easy Loop to add some mileage.
Black Rock Loop: Fun loop that has a short intermediate climb and accompanying downhill section.
Lost Arrow Trail: Sustained climb that is somewhat challenging for a beginner.
Homestead Trail: Easy singletrack with a little elevation change.
Red Canyon Trail: Intermediate route that bypasses the majority of the Homestead Trail.
Wildflower Ridge: Fun mostly downhill route back to the trailhead.
ContactsLand Manager:Pima County - Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
Local Club:Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
Feb 25 Sweetwater Trail Day
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