Technical Loop

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2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

273' 83 m

Ascent

-285' -87 m

Descent

1,816' 554 m

High

1,618' 493 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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A fast race loop at McDowell Mountain Regional Park with a few hair-raising challenges

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Description

There is a $6.00 park entry fee.
The Technical Loop has the most challenging features of the three competitive loops. It starts off with two sphincter-clenching plunges that make this the expert track of the park. Bypasses around the drops have been added, giving those without health insurance a chance to enjoy the loop as well. A short, stiff climb up to the top of T-Bone Ridge gains about 200 feet of altitude with a little rockiness and minor exposure. This is soon followed by a loose, rocky descent that actually rolls easier than it looks.

After passing through a tunnel under the Sport Loop (The Chunnel) it is a smooth, banked, cactus-lined racetrack. The Technical and the Sport Loop roughly parallel each other back to the parking lot. At just under three miles the fun is over quickly. Remember you paid to enter the park, so give it another spin to get your money's worth.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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Mar 31, 2017
Joe Horstmann
Mar 20, 2017
Tania De La Cruz
2.7mi
Feb 11, 2017
Bobby Baravati
Feb 11, 2017
Sam Marshall
Jan 15, 2017
Bryan Dickson
Aug 29, 2016
Jon Nu
No specific time as I rode all 3 loops for 02:25 hours
Feb 22, 2016
Sebastien Painchaud
Feb 10, 2016
Conrad Anderson
Smooth, fast, and flowy. This is one of my favorite trails ridden thus far. 2.7mi — 17h 00m

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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Other than one hairy drop that can be bypassed, it is intermediate trail. Feb 20, 2016


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