Desert Classic

 25 votes

17.0 Miles 27.4 Kilometers

50%

Singletrack

936' 285 m

Ascent

-936' -285 m

Descent

1,575' 480 m

High

1,344' 410 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Unknown

1,575' 480 m

High

1,344' 410 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

The chillest trail in South Mountain

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Overview

Also known as DC, the "classic" in the name means it's good, but it also means it's crowded!

This trail is without a doubt the easiest and least technical ride in South mountain park. Crossing the many small washes that run down from the mountain adds some interest and fun without much difficulty. For the more daring rider, there are a fair number of optional jumps and drops as well. Remember to bring plenty of water, especially during the summer!

Description

From the east parking lot, go south, keeping the mountain on your right. You'll see the DC trailhead leave from a map kiosk just after you leave the parking lot. Stay left as you go by the Marcos De Niza trail and follow the signs as you continue around the mountain toward the TV towers.

If you do get off the trail, don't worry too much. Chances are you'll reconnect to the main trail soon enough.

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Sep 24, 2016
Cody Sorells
Sep 17, 2016
Dalton Meyers
Sep 10, 2016
Dalton Meyers
Sep 8, 2016
Gavin Møar
6.7mi
Aug 27, 2016
Lee Timlick
I expected it to be boring based upon the rating but the washes and some of the sections were a lot of fun. 17mi
Jul 19, 2016
Jeff Finch
Stopped to help a rider with a flat and no tube or air. 13.8mi — 1h 38m
Jul 2, 2016
Mark Chiappetta
May 22, 2016
Mark Chiappetta

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  3.9 from 25 votes

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