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Desert Park Trail

 2.3 (4)

3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

735' 224 m

Ascent

-17' -5 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

2,432' 741 m

High

1,698' 517 m

Low

Shared By B. Miner

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Steady, packed, but sandy singletrack which turns into a decent rocky climb.

B. Miner

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Desert Park Trail runs from the McDowell Sonoran Preserve north and loops back providing access to Gateway Loop Trail, Windgate Pass Trail and Tom's Thumb Trail. The west portion of the trail (runs N/S) is cruisey, mellow and hard-packed. The eastern portion (runs W/E) begins sandy and packed, then turns into a steady, rockier climb.

This trail is a fun return route to the parking lot from the neighboring Gateway Loop Trail. As with many trails in the vicinity, it has a potential for wildlife sightings.

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Oct 29, 2017
Robson Grubba
Feb 12, 2017
C Wade
Oct 6, 2016
Colin Pollock
Very rocky. Hard to get a flow. Most of the trail is in a wash. Not really a trail as no trail building other than mile markers is evident. 5.4mi — 0h 49m

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  2.3 from 4 votes

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#668

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I live nearby and ride this frequently for a quick blow and always enjoy it. However, I often run into people who have been told by local bike shops that this is an easy trail. While this may have been true some years ago, with each rain storm over the years, the trail has changed dramatically and has become a somewhat difficult ride. Beginners would be far better off at Brown's ranch. Dec 4, 2016

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