Sweetwater Trail System

 17 votes

7.5 Miles 12.1 Kilometers

95%

Singletrack

533' 162 m

Ascent

-532' -162 m

Descent

2,680' 817 m

High

2,466' 752 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

2,680' 817 m

High

2,466' 752 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

A beautiful introductory ride through some of the most beautiful singletrack in Tucson.

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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.

Description

This 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.

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Aug 6, 2016
Ernesto Valenzuela
6.2mi — 1h 05m Delete
Aug 5, 2016
Chris Kaplan
8mi Delete
Aug 4, 2016
Chris Kaplan
4mi Delete
Jul 28, 2016
Chris Kaplan
4mi Delete
Jul 6, 2016
Mickey Taylor
7h 30m Delete
Jul 2, 2016
Chris Kaplan
5.8mi — 2h 30m Delete
Jun 30, 2016
Chris Kaplan
4mi Delete
Jun 24, 2016
Corey Rundquist
Must do desperado loop with it very fun ride 10.5mi — 1h 48m Delete

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  4.1 from 17 votes

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All Clear on Jun 18, 2016

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