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Technical Loop

 4.3 (17)

2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

273' 83 m

Ascent

-285' -87 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

1,816' 554 m

High

1,618' 493 m

Low

Shared By C R John

Conditions


All Clear 66 days ago
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A fast race loop at McDowell Mountain Regional Park with a few hair-raising challenges

C R John

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

There is a $6.00 park entry fee.

Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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  4.3 from 17 votes

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#36

in Arizona

#763

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

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