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7 mi 11 km of trail 1 Ride

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Can be really busy there on weekends. However, the whole system is a mixed bag of great riding...one of my favorites in Tucson. There are many rocky trails, but Desperado is a smooth, flowing fun-fest. Alternatively, some of the technical stuff on Wildflower Ridge Trail is worth hitting as well.

This area has great riding and great scenery.
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Favorite Towering saguaros.
Intermediate

Sweetwater Trail System

7.7 mi 12.4 km • Loop • 479 ft Ascent 146.09 m Ascent

(92) Flowing…, AZ

Trails in Sweetwater Preserve - 4

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3.6 mi 5.8 km #1Desperado Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Flowing Wells, AZ
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3.6 mi 5.8 km Flowing Wells, AZ 36 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Ocotillo Hill
Intermediate
Tucson Estates, AZ
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Tucson Estates, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km #3Black Rock Loop
Intermediate
Flowing Wells, AZ
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Flowing Wells, AZ
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4The Spine
Intermediate
Tucson Estates, AZ
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Tucson Estates, AZ

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Riding among the saguaros.
Feb 10, 2018 near Flowing…, AZ
There are prickly friends everywhere! Don't forget to bring your tweezer! Or just don't fall on one of them...
Mar 30, 2016 near Tucson…, AZ
Towering saguaros.
Mar 30, 2016 near Tucson…, AZ
Having fun within the fields of Arizona cactus.
Feb 10, 2018 near Flowing…, AZ
Fat biking through fat saguaros.
Feb 10, 2018 near Flowing…, AZ
A must ride when in Tucson! Sweet ride along Saguaros at the Sweetwater National Preserve.
Mar 30, 2016 near Flowing…, AZ
Enjoy beautiful singletrack in Sweetwater Preserve – just make sure to avoid the cholla!
Feb 17, 2017 near Flowing…, AZ
Enjoying the beautiful AZ singletrack in Sweetwater.
Feb 10, 2018 near Flowing…, AZ