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


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.2

KM

Singletrack

2,634' 803 m

High

2,507' 764 m

Low

311' 95 m

Up

248' 76 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

Shared By:

Aaron Cholewa with improvements by CAROLE BURTON

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 10 votes

#11418

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  3.8 from 10 votes
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Trail Rankings

#306

in Arizona

#11,418

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Photos

Dodgin' cholla on Gooseneck Trail
Mar 11, 2015 near Rio Verde, AZ
Granite Boulders, Tom's Thumb
May 22, 2021 near Rio Verde, AZ
Trail Jct.
May 24, 2021 near Rio Verde, AZ
Trail Junction
May 22, 2021 near Rio Verde, AZ
Cruisin' through the cholla forest on Rock Knob Trail
Jan 10, 2015 near Rio Verde, AZ
Aftermath of the 2023 Diamond Fire.
Sep 25, 2023 near Rio Verde, AZ
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All Clear 68 days ago
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Sep 23, 2023
Tom Riddle
Part of this trail was burned by the Diamond Fire in June 2023. The trail remains in good shape. The signs are all intact. 15mi — 2h 00m
Dec 30, 2021
Nate C
Mar 10, 2021
Richard Schmiedeke
Fun, fast, great flowing smooth trail!
Dec 13, 2019
Cj Procyk
Jan 5, 2019
Joanna Linder
5.8mi
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
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