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2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -285' -87 m
High: 1,816' 554 m
Low: 1,618' 493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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

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E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

There is a $7.00 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.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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May 5, 2019
Rich Vosko
Feb 3, 2019
John Jackson
Jan 1, 2019
Horace Chu
Dec 29, 2018
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Oct 31, 2018
Jeffrey Zeldin
Mar 10, 2018
Daniel LeClaire
Feb 18, 2018
Chris Klimek
Jan 7, 2018
Sierra Hawksley

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  4.3 from 19 votes

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in Arizona

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