Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve

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30 mi 48 km

Rides

44 mi 70 km

Trails

21

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Easy Trails
13 Trails
Intermediate Trails
5 Trails
Hard Trails
0 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

El Encanto Dos Everything here is good. Check out El Encanto Dos in the Foodspotting app for photos of my favorite dishes.
Einstein Bros Bagels Favorite: Bacon Cheddar Egg Sandwich on a Green Chile bagel.
Streets Of New York Wonderful food, wonderful service. Amazing pizza! One of the good places to try.<3
Starbucks Sue is the best coffee lady!
P.F. Chang's dynamite shrimp in PFChangs. Out of the world!
Sauce Chicken and brocolli pizza rocks!!
Pita Jungle Try the cilantro jalapeƱo hummus!!!! To die for!
Chipotle Mexican Grill Try the guac! It's the best guac ever!
Cafe Zupas My new obsession. Million dollar bar is so yummy! And lots of vegetarian options.
Texas Roadhouse All salad dressings are made in house and are delicious. Service is great. Take out was fast. Online ordering is coming soon. Loved the ribs.
Jersey Mike's Subs Incredible sandwhich but the staff is even nicer. Felt completely comfortable my first time in! Get the italian!
Mellow Mushroom don't forget the pretzels.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Mmm the chocolate malt is yummy!
Greek Pita Chicken shwarma is sooooo tasty
Olive Garden Salad bread sticks and Alfredo sauce what more could u ask 4
Olive Tree Mediterranean Market & Grill Falafel sandwich is amazing and only $3.99
Brisam's Pasta dishes are outstanding
Papa Murphy's Fun activity for the kids, as their pizzas come without the toppings put on them so the kids can decorate however they want. Also, great gluten free options.
Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race on the Maricopa Trail: Apr 1 - Paradise Valley REI
Featuring an approximately 40-mile course, the Prickly Pedal is a showcase of Maricopa Trail diversity that begins in Cave Creek and ends with a rockin' party in Lake Pleasant. Details
Volunteers Needed for Prickly Pedal Race!: Apr 1 - Lake Pleasant Regional Park
We're looking for outdoorsy volunteers who love the Sonoran desert to show their pride for Arizona. All the proceeds of the Prickly Pedal go to preserving Maricopa's unique desert landscape. Details
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6.2 mi 10.0 km
#1 Apache Wash Loop
Cave Creek, AZ
6.2 mi 10.0 km Cave Creek, AZ
All Clear
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Dry - Lots of dry horse hoof divots.
13 days ago
7.0 mi 11.3 km
#2 Sidewinder Trail
Anthem, AZ
7.0 mi 11.3 km Anthem, AZ
All Clear
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60 days ago
6.4 mi 10.3 km
#3 Ocotillo Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
6.4 mi 10.3 km Cave Creek, AZ
All Clear
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Awesome speedy trail. Has a little of everything. Very well maintained.
60 days ago
1.8 mi 2.9 km
#4 Ridgeback Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km Cave Creek, AZ
All Clear
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60 days ago
Anthem, AZ
4.0 mi 6.4 km Anthem, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
1 hour ago
3.4 mi 5.5 km
#6 Badger Brawl Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
3.4 mi 5.5 km Cave Creek, AZ
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry: Tons of horse hoof divots. And, they say mountain bikers destroy the trails! ;)
68 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#7 Cactus Wren Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km Cave Creek, AZ
Unknown
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1.0 mi 1.7 km
#8 Bobcat
Anthem, AZ
1.0 mi 1.7 km Anthem, AZ
All Clear
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Dry - Trail starts with a large climb
47 days ago
1.1 mi 1.7 km
#9 Desert Tortoise
Anthem, AZ
1.1 mi 1.7 km Anthem, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
1 hour ago
2.9 mi 4.7 km
#10 Cliff Walk Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
2.9 mi 4.7 km Cave Creek, AZ
All Clear
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Dry - Lots of dry horse hoof divots.
13 days ago
3.4 mi 5.5 km
#11 Esplanade Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
3.4 mi 5.5 km Cave Creek, AZ
Minor Issues
Update
Mostly Dry: Tons of horse hoof divots. And, they say mountain bikers destroy the trails! ;)
68 days ago
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#12 Union Peak Trail
Anthem, AZ
0.4 mi 0.7 km Anthem, AZ
Unknown
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Anthem, AZ
3.2 mi 5.2 km Anthem, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
1 hour ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km
#14 Valle Verde Trail
Anthem, AZ
1.0 mi 1.6 km Anthem, AZ
Unknown
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0.4 mi 0.6 km
#15 Hawk's Nest
Anthem, AZ
0.4 mi 0.6 km Anthem, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
1 hour ago

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