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blue Sweetwater Trail System

  4.4 ( 80 ) Favorite

Trail

7.7 mile 12.4 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 479' 146 m
Descent: -479' -146 m
High: 2,680' 817 m
Low: 2,467' 752 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Evan Olson

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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Apr 15, 2019
Mike Kleppe
Loved this trail
Mar 26, 2019
Czar Huang
Mar 26, 2019
Joe Average
Sucked at broken arrow, flower one in yellow towards end, try roller coaster. Got a manual for a second though 10mi — 0h 58m
Mar 24, 2019
Tom Pihl
6.5mi — 0h 55m
Mar 24, 2019
Tony Martin
Mar 23, 2019
Tom Pihl
10.4mi — 1h 30m
Mar 16, 2019
Edmundo Samaniego
6.9mi — 58h 40m
Feb 26, 2019
Czar Huang

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  4.4 from 80 votes

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  4.4 from 80 votes
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#64

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