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West Side Trail 100 Loop

Intermediate
 3.7 (28) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice loop on the west side of Trail 100 and surrounding trails.


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10.9

Miles

17.5

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,600' 488 m

High

1,331' 406 m

Low

743' 226 m

Up

742' 226 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This ride is a fun short ride that connects into a large network of trails located in northern Phoenix. Great views of the city as well as sections where you wouldn't know you're in the middle of the city.

Description

The first 3 miles of this trail is easy and works well as a warm up. Most of the climbing is at a lower grade and there are not many obstacles to get through.

At mile 4, this route avoids taking trail 100 east avoiding a higher grade technical section. You'll connect back to Trail 100 at the top of the hill. Stick to Trail 100 until about 5.5 miles (after passing under Cave Creek Road). Stay left at the fork and prepare for a higher grade climb. Once you're at the top and cross the driveway for the water, tower take the trail on the left (you'll come back on the other trail). The next mile will run you near the homes off the mountain. Once you connect back to Trail 100 you'll cut right and climb a steep grade for a short distance.

The next 1.5 miles becomes more intermediate with some exposure on the right, another high grade climb and some navigating through some large rocky obstacles. Enjoy the downhill, cross the water tower road and return back to Trail 100.

After climbing back up to the ridge (west of Cave Creek Road) you want to take the unmarked singletrack slightly left of the Trail 100 marker post. This trail is a fun downhill and is used as a way to access Trail 25. After you pop out of the singletrack downhill, take a left on Trail 25 to take you back to Trail 100. Head back under 7th Street and stay on the trail to the right to head back to the parking lot at Central Ave.

Contacts

Shared By:

Frederic Hall

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 28 votes

#914

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  3.7 from 28 votes
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#914

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Photos

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
A quick rip down the Cannon Ball section of Trail 100
Nov 6, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Right as you go by the Pointe, can almost forget you're in a desert right here.
Jun 7, 2015 near Phoenix, AZ
Quick rip down this little tech descent.
Nov 6, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Long downhill blast heading west to Cave Creek Rd...gotta lay off those brakes!
Nov 6, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Fun little side trail to T100, this is Rocky Ridge North heading east towards Cave Creek Rd.
Nov 6, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ

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Oct 16, 2020
Ed Gill
Very rocky with steep grades in some areas. Light traffic and great views make this a nice trail in the middle of the city. 8mi — 2h 00m
Oct 10, 2020
Mike Schen
1h 30m
May 30, 2020
Cody Kenna
Mar 7, 2020
Rodolfo Marquez
Mar 4, 2020
Sean Terrillion
2.1mi — 0h 11m
Nov 18, 2019
David Minton
Nov 12, 2019
David Minton
Oct 28, 2019
Sean Terrillion
7.5mi — 0h 56m