Technical Loop

 8 votes

2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers

Singletrack

273' 83 m

Ascent

-285' -87 m

Descent

1,816' 554 m

High

1,618' 493 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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1,816' 554 m

High

1,618' 493 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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

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There is a $6.00 park entry fee.
The Technical Loop has the more 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 that actually rolls easier than it looks.

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. Remember you paid to enter the park, so give it another spin to get your moneys worth.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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Aug 29, 2016
Jon Nu
No specific time as I rode all 3 loops for 02:25 hours
Feb 22, 2016
Sebastien Painchaud
Feb 10, 2016
Conrad Anderson
Smooth, fast, and flowy. This is one of my favorite trails ridden thus far. 2.7mi — 17h 00m
Feb 3, 2016
Conrad Anderson
A super fun trail to practice cornering once headed downhill after a short climb in the beginning. 2.7mi — 17h 00m
Jan 27, 2016
Conrad Anderson
Starts with two nice drops, then a brief but intense climb. The remainder is fast and flowy with one last loose rock downhill/techy section. Fun! 2.7mi
May 2, 2015
Jennifer Uurtamo
Dec 23, 2014
Craig Wester
Oct 22, 2014
Patrick Hall

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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All Clear on Aug 6, 2016
A few spots were a little muddy but didn't bog us down at all.
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