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Recommended Routes in Scottsdale - 13

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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 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 Did not anticipate this much fun on a ride near Scottsdale (Badger Brawl). Honestly, ripping fun!
Easy/Intermediate

The Big U

15.0 mi 24.1 km 434' Up 132.25 m Up 433' Down 132.08 m Down

Cave Creek, 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
Favorite Lower Quartz Trail in the wash between neighborhoods....very rocky
Intermediate

Taliesin Loop

8.4 mi 13.6 km 560' Up 170.61 m Up 562' Down 171.34 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Sonoran sunset in January.
Intermediate

Figure 8

6.1 mi 9.8 km 656' Up 200.02 m Up 656' Down 199.89 m Down

Anthem, AZ
Favorite Large Saguaro.  There are many of these along the loop.
Easy/Intermediate

West Side Loop

19.3 mi 31.0 km 794' Up 241.92 m Up 794' Down 242.14 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Dodgin' cholla on Gooseneck Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Gooseneck-Pemberton Lollipop

15.2 mi 24.4 km 599' Up 182.48 m Up 599' Down 182.45 m Down

Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite Looking towards Scottsdale from Windgate Pass.
Difficult

The Bell Toll

10.4 mi 16.7 km 1,981' Up 603.93 m Up 1,982' Down 603.97 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Top of Tom's Thumb!
Very Difficult

TT & Windgate - Double Bypass

19.3 mi 31.1 km 3,303' Up 1006.83 m Up 3,303' Down 1006.84 m Down

Fountai…, AZ

Scottsdale Biking

  • 424 Miles 682 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 72 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 39 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Scottsdale - 105

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6.2 mi 10.0 km #1Apache Wash Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 59 
7.1 mi 11.4 km #2Sidewinder Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Anthem, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Anthem, AZ 33 
11.6 mi 18.7 km #3Hawknest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ 21 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #4Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ 16 
6.3 mi 10.1 km #5Ocotillo Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 21 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Latigo Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7Dixie Mountain Loop
Intermediate
Anthem, AZ
Intermediate
Anthem, AZ 12 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Ridgeback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 10 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Clubhouse Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Powerlines Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ

Photos of Scottsdale - 151

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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