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Sweetwater Trail System

 4.4 (70)

7.7 Miles 12.4 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

479' 146 m

Ascent

-479' -146 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

2,680' 817 m

High

2,467' 752 m

Low

Shared By Evan Olson

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A beautiful introductory ride through some of the most beautiful singletrack in Tucson.

Evan Olson

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Overview

The Sweetwater Trail System has many trails and loops that be ridden in different orders and in different directions. This route seems to be the most popular. It is mostly easy terrain with a few intermediate sections throughout to keep things interesting. This is a multi use trail so keep an eye out for hikers and horses.

Description

This route starts out on the Saguaro Vista Trail and continues through to the Sun Circle Loop then to the Black Rock Loop. It then continues up Lost Arrow Trail to Red Canyon Trail, Red Tail Ridge and back to the start on Wildflower Ridge Trail.

Saguaro Vista Trail: Easy singletrack through classic Arizona desert.

Sun Circle Loop: Short and Easy Loop to add some mileage.

Black Rock Loop: Fun loop that has a short intermediate climb and accompanying downhill section.

Lost Arrow Trail: Sustained climb that is somewhat challenging for a beginner.

Homestead Trail: Easy singletrack with a little elevation change.

Red Canyon Trail: Intermediate route that bypasses the majority of the Homestead Trail.

Wildflower Ridge: Fun mostly downhill route back to the trailhead.

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Oct 21, 2018
Jose Leal
Oct 20, 2018
Jose Leal
Oct 3, 2018
Brett Engel
surprisingly humid but otherwise perfect for a night ride. enjoyed my first taste of AZ riding. 7.7mi
Sep 30, 2018
Tom Pihl
6.2mi
Sep 26, 2018
Nathaniel Miller
Sep 2, 2018
Frank Kaiser
Very nice trail with some rocky segments. Great scenery. 7.6mi — 1h 05m
Aug 29, 2018
Damon Roth
Aug 23, 2018
Damon Roth

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  4.4 from 70 votes

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Sweetwater is centrally located in Tucson and is an outstanding trailhead. Volunteers of local biking clubs and organizations have done excellent work with Sweetwater. IF you like the technicality of this trail, you will appreciate Starr Pass. If you like the beginner side of Sweetwater, you would really like Honebee Canyon is beautiful Oro Valley. BikeTucson,com ranks this tops in Tucson. Sep 10, 2017
Robert Lewis runs both ticsonbikerentals.org and also biketucson.com. These are not community or club websites, but his own personal ones, aimed at promoting his business. Some people have had a good experience with his tour and rental services. Many have not. Jan 9, 2018
This is one of Tucson's finest trail systems. lots of options for nice flowing trails to technical. Mar 5, 2018

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