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272 mi 437 km of trail 14 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 66 Trails Intermediate Trails 52 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Scottsdale - 14

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Favorite Sidewinder Trail cutting through the saguaros
Intermediate

Sonoran Desert Loop

13.4 mi 21.5 km 1,112' Up 339.02 m Up 1,110' Down 338.44 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Ride past Balanced Rock for a unique and epic experience!
Intermediate

Brown's Ranch Perimeter Loop

15.5 mi 24.9 km 629' Up 191.72 m Up 629' Down 191.63 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Cruisin' down Rock Knob Trail
Intermediate

Pemberton Loop

15.7 mi 25.3 km 792' Up 241.53 m Up 791' Down 241.09 m Down

Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite Always look up the trail, even when climbing. I nearly ran over this rattle snake, then dropped my bike and danced out of the way. Snakes never seem to go out of their way to bite, just don
Intermediate/Difficult

Cave Creek Cactus Classic Race Loop

23.2 mi 37.3 km 1,680' Up 511.98 m Up 1,688' Down 514.37 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Sonoran sunset in January.
Intermediate

Sonoran Long Figure 8

10.5 mi 16.9 km 1,091' Up 332.5 m Up 1,082' Down 329.82 m Down

Anthem, AZ
Favorite This section of Trail 100 has mild-moderate singletrack and some steep, but short climbs. The views can pay off in the early evening.
Intermediate/Difficult

Trail 100 - Full Trail

21.2 mi 34.1 km 1,570' Up 478.41 m Up 1,570' Down 478.45 m Down

Paradis…, AZ
Favorite Looking east at thee Superstitions.
Easy/Intermediate

The Long Way Around

18.0 mi 29.0 km 700' Up 213.42 m Up 700' Down 213.42 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite This section of Trail 100 has mild-moderate singletrack and some steep, but short climbs. The views can pay off in the early evening.
Intermediate

West Side Trail 100 Loop

10.9 mi 17.5 km 743' Up 226.37 m Up 742' Down 226.29 m Down

Phoenix, AZ

Trails in Scottsdale - 112

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6.2 mi 10.0 km #1Apache Wash Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 49 
7.1 mi 11.4 km #2Sidewinder Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Anthem, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Anthem, AZ 30 
11.6 mi 18.7 km #3Hawknest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ 18 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Latigo Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
4.6 mi 7.5 km #5Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ 13 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Ridgeback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 10 
6.3 mi 10.1 km #7Ocotillo Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 18 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Clubhouse Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
0.1 mi 0.2 km #9Navigator South
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Powerlines Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
0.4 mi 0.6 km #11Freemont Bend Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
0.1 mi 0.2 km #12Navigator North
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
1.3 mi 2.2 km #13North Diablo Trail
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Difficult
Carefree, AZ 10 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #14Tonto Tank Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
4.0 mi 6.4 km #15Dixie Mountain Loop
Intermediate
Anthem, AZ
Intermediate
Anthem, AZ 10 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #16Sunrise Trail
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ
Difficult
Fountain Hills, AZ 11 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #17South Diablo Trail
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
2.4 mi 3.8 km #18Chuckwagon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
3.4 mi 5.5 km #19Badger Brawl Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 10 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #20Whiskey Bottle Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ

Photos of Scottsdale - 158

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Ride past Balanced Rock for a unique and epic experience!
Feb 10, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Awesome desert views abound throughout Brown's Ranch.
Feb 27, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Sidewinder Trail cutting through the saguaros
Feb 14, 2015 near Anthem, AZ
Ride through desert wildflowers along the Ocotillo Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Cave Creek, AZ
This section of Trail 100 has mild-moderate singletrack and some steep, but short climbs. The views can pay off in the early evening.
Sep 11, 2015 near Paradis…, AZ
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve | Ringing in the new year on Ocotillo, Sidewinder, Ridgeback | 01/01/2020
Jan 4, 2020 near Cave Creek, AZ
McDowell Mountain | Epic climb, crowded descent on Lost Dog Wash, Old Jeep, and Sunrise | 12/29/2019
Dec 29, 2019 near Fountai…, AZ
Brown's Ranch
Dec 16, 2019 near Carefree, AZ