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Cholla Mountain Loop

 3.5 (4)

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

204' 62 m

Ascent

-207' -63 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

3,011' 918 m

High

2,806' 855 m

Low

Shared By Daniel Willis

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Hideaway from civilization, in your backyard.

Daniel Willis

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Head north from Balanced Rock Trail along the eastern slope of Cholla Mountain, a nice gentle uphill climb. But beware! This area is aptly named, with forests of Cholla fresh for the prickling. Take it easy and don't fall!

***probably not the best trail for pets and children who might be more inclined to frolic through the fields of Cholla or take misstep***

The north end of Cholla Mountain offers some spectacular views looking north into Tonto National Forest, might be a good spot to take in some water and break out the camera.

The Western side offers some good downhill with some tighter switchbacks (the reason I gave it an "easy/intermediate" rating). If you're a speed demon, just watch out for hikers (a little more popular on the weekends).

Don't forget to stop off at Cathedral Rock and The Amphitheater, both of which nicely wrap up this scenic loop.

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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Nov 19, 2017
Andrew Davis
Dec 14, 2015
Bill Raufmann
Made my own loop using different trails, awesome area! Balanced rock is great for pics. AZ has the best winter trails!! 8mi

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