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Circumference Trail

 11 votes

5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers


702' 214 m


-699' -213 m


1,776' 541 m


1,487' 453 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (11°)

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A fun trail that traverses around Deem Hills park with access to other steeper saddles.

B. Miner


Dogs: Leashed


Deem Hills Circumference loop can be accessed on both the W and E side of the park. It is a nice, roughly six mile ride around Deem Hills park with several cruiser areas, along with a couple technical, rocky switchback areas. It provides access to a few steeper saddle trails inside the park.

The trail is very well marked, with some cool views of north Phoenix. In general it is fairly rocky, so bring tubes just in case. This trail is much less crowded than neighboring Thunderbird park. Enjoy!


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Nov 19, 2017
Dean Eby
Very fun trail! Definite intermediate level with some fun techy downhills! Plenty of climbs as well to get your cardio in! 5.7mi
Nov 12, 2017
Alberto Varela
Aug 20, 2017
Michael Kowalski
This trail is no joke. It looks easy on paper but it's a rocky SOB.
Apr 25, 2017
Aaron Brown
Jan 29, 2017
Justin Bramble
First ride. Tired quickly. 2mi
Jan 16, 2017
Amy W
Was trail running. Fun but rocky trail. Start at east entrance and go counterclockwise if you want a bit of a warm up before the climbing starts. 6mi
Dec 26, 2016
Jo Pa
Dec 28, 2015
Brandon Sudeith
Very steep uphills going counterclockwise

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This trail is no joke. It looks easy on paper but it's a rocky SOB. There a few big ruts from rain run off that will sure give you a challenge. I'd assume it's the same run off that has washed away what little dirt there was leaving a constant rock garden. Plenty of rocks that will stop you dead in your tracks, and even more that you will bash your pedals into. But good technical ride. Aug 20, 2017
Probably no the right trail for beginner/intermediate riders (which I am). Lots of very challenging sections, many of which I was not able to ride up or down (I probably had to hike 20-25% of the trail). Even my brother who is a more experienced rider who rode with me today had to hike a fair bit. I was feeling more of my hands and shoulders at the end of the ride very technical. Sep 20, 2017

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