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Ridgeback Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 278' 85 m
Descent: -329' -100 m
High: 2,110' 643 m
Low: 1,812' 552 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Pierre Munger

One of the best views in the entire Preserve at the top of this mountain.

Pierre Munger

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

Ridgeback Trail takes you up and down one of the biggest mountains in the Sonoran Preserve. The view from the top is incredible and the downhill is a blast.

Ridgeback features some steep sections and a tough little climb. There is an option at the top to skip the overlook (going up to the overlook is the way shown on the map) however it's really not worth taking as you are literally so close to the top and the great view that it would be a waste of a climb to take it.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Check-Ins

May 22, 2019
Johannes Bremicker
1.8mi
Apr 4, 2019
Camille W
Oct 12, 2018
Michael Morley
Hills killed me
Aug 18, 2018
Sjb Sjb
Mar 9, 2018
Yubin Zhao
Good trail if you wanna do small circle. 1.8mi
Nov 4, 2017
Alberto Varela
May 16, 2017
Riley Wicker
Ride from ocotillo to sidewinder, link up with apache wash to flow it out

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 10 votes

#1322

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  4.6 from 10 votes
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Trail Rankings

#51

in Arizona

#1,322

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1,681 Since Oct 18, 2014
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Photos

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve | Ringing in the new year on Ocotillo, Sidewinder, Ridgeback | 01/01/2020
Jan 4, 2020 near Cave Creek, AZ
Enjoy gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert (and the parking lot) from the top of the Ridgeback Trail.
Feb 11, 2017 near Cave Creek, AZ
Descent from the top- on Ridgeback Trail
Jan 10, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
The top of Ridgeback Trail offers beautiful views.
May 11, 2017 near Cave Creek, AZ

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