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Gooseneck Trail

 5 votes

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

352' 107 m

Ascent

-279' -85 m

Descent

2,635' 803 m

High

2,506' 764 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

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A nice singletrack connector between Tom Thumb, Mcdowell Mountain Park and Browns Ranch.

Aaron Cholewa

Overview

Description

Gooseneck Trail is fairly narrow singletrack but it has many twist and tighter turns. It is not a very fast trail but is somewhat narrower than other trails in the area. The trail connects you with several other great places to ride. This area is mainly Decomposed Granite, so loose stuff on top of hard!

This trail starts off of the Rock Knob Trail and meanders North and West. About 2 miles in there is a connector that you can take to hop on Pemberton Loop in McDowell Mountain Park. About 3.5 miles in you'll cross a dirt road and eventually you'll cross Dynamite Blvd. as you are now entering the Browns Ranch area. This trail takes you to the Fraserfield Trailhead where you can then enjoy the many other trails in that area of the preserve.

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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May 6, 2017
Paul Schmidt
full gooseneck out and back with full pemberton loop. 30mi
Mar 27, 2017
Bailey Cooper
Fun trail with tight turns and little steep spots
Mar 27, 2017
Shane Cooper
Fun and up hill
Nov 20, 2015
John Hook
Nov 9, 2015
John Hook
Oct 5, 2015
Daniel Christianson

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  3.2 from 5 votes

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#345

in Arizona

#11,977

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Daniel Christianson   Moab, UT
The Gooseneck trail is just one of many in this small area. Utilizing the others gives different route options including a couple ways in and out of McDowell Mt Park. I used the Redbird trail in conjunction with the Gooseneck to create a lollipop route. The first thing I noticed here and something I really appreciate is excellent signage, I wont say getting lost would be impossible but it would be fairly difficult to do. The singletrack is truly single, no real elevation gain but you will constantly gain and loose the same 25 ft for the entire ride. Twisty routes mean the speed will be in check for the most part and for those of us who like to really lean into the corners these trails can be a little more ‘Bleedy’ (welcome to AZ) than those in neighboring McDowell Mt Park. Oct 5, 2015

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