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Desert Classic

 4.1 (67)

17.5 Miles 28.2 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

881' 268 m

Ascent

-881' -269 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

1,573' 479 m

High

1,345' 410 m

Low

Shared By Henry Braun

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Muddy - One of the final washes has a small pond of stagnant water inhabiting it. History

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The chillest trail in South Mountain

Henry Braun

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Overview

Also known as DC, the "classic" in the name means it's good, but it also means it's crowded!

This trail is without a doubt the easiest and least technical ride in South Mountain Park. Crossing the many small washes that run down from the mountain adds some interest and fun without much difficulty. For the more daring rider, there are a fair number of optional jumps and drops as well. Remember to bring plenty of water, especially during the summer!

Description

From the east parking lot, go south, keeping the mountain on your right. You'll see the Desert Classic Trail leave from a map kiosk just after you leave the parking lot. Stay left as you go by the Marcos De Niza Trail and follow the signs as you continue around the mountain toward the TV towers.

From this point, the Desert Classic Trail meanders along hardpack and through sandy washes before reaching its end in a junction with the Telegraph Pass Trail.

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Oct 14, 2018
Jeffrey Zeldin
didn't finish last mile because of a very wet wash, gotta go back!
Oct 6, 2018
Mark Joseph Yabut
Sep 27, 2018
Andrew Robinson
Sep 22, 2018
Jason Price
first venture in, so only went a couple miles in. 3mi
Sep 1, 2018
Paul Chavez
1st trail ever. Way beyond my ability, but I completed it from beginning to end. Thanks to Joe at Global Bikes Chandler for recommending Fuze Comp… 17.5mi
Aug 4, 2018
Cameron PHX
Jul 29, 2018
Cameron PHX
May 12, 2018
Christopher Luger
Great ride, lots of fun.

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  4.1 from 67 votes

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  4.1 from 67 votes
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in Arizona

#103

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Fun trail. The parking area on east side of trail is closed, being reconstructed. Starting from the west, the first couple miles are pretty rocky. Lots of joggers and hikers. Weekend has to be a circus. Nov 3, 2017
lawrence sutherland   Tempe, AZ
I thought it was going to be leisurely ride through the desert......good place to hone riding skills. Dec 17, 2017
Lots of sharp rocks, so do your best not to crash. One spill could really ruin your day or year. As long as you're careful not to crash, it can be a fun semi-fast trail. Lots of joggers and walkers on the weekend. Mar 4, 2018

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