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Deem Hills Ridge Loop

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 2.8 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An excellent ridge ride with 360 views of north Phoenix.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

95%

Singletrack

2,019' 615 m

High

1,488' 453 m

Low

839' 256 m

Up

839' 256 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Overview

This network of trails is a great ride in north Phoenix. It has some cool vantage points, and is mostly intermediate in difficulty. There are a few sections requiring a high level of balance and skill due to the many rocks present and steep, sharp turns.

Description

From the eastern parking lot of Deem Hills park, ride up the "water tower" road to Palisade Trail. Climb to the intersection of the upper trails and access Ridgeline Trail, which is the steepest and most technical trail in the park. After Ridgeline Trail, head back up Basalt Trail to Palisade Trail and cruise back down. The views are great, and the trail is fast with some areas of technical turns and switchbacks.

History & Background

Very few people are ever out here!

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B. Miner

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  2.8 from 9 votes

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#128

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#3,300

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Cruise around Deems
Apr 2, 2018 near Anthem, AZ
Ridgeline outlook
Dec 7, 2014 near Anthem, AZ
Enjoy a beautiful view at the top of the Ridgeline Trail.
May 15, 2017 near Anthem, AZ
Getting ready to head downhill. The mountain in the distance are a part of the Sonoran Figure 8
Jun 16, 2014 near Anthem, AZ
Rain brews over the valley from the trail.
Mar 18, 2017 near Anthem, AZ

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Oct 23, 2020
Tony Burns
Fun technical trail. A little too much hike-a-bike for me but great technical downhill. I will be back to check out the other trails. 5.6mi — 1h 33m
Oct 22, 2020
Mike Schen
May 20, 2019
Sean Terrillion
5.8mi — 1h 03m
Mar 23, 2018
Brandon Strobeck
Mar 18, 2018
Aaron Urquidez
Jan 22, 2018
Charles Thomas
1st time at deems
Nov 20, 2017
Andrew Davis
Jun 18, 2017
Megan Kapral