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West Loop

 5.0 (10)

8.9 Miles 14.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

653' 199 m

Ascent

-684' -209 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

5,830' 1,777 m

High

5,556' 1,693 m

Low

Shared By Shelley Lutz

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A big loop with challenging features and great views!

Shelley Lutz

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Do not ride when wet.

Description

Finding the trailhead for Little Creek Mesa is probably one of the more challenging ones around this area as it is not marked. Leave the parking area on the dirt jeep road head past the pond on the left and watch for some huge rock cairns on the right. This is the start of Little Creek Mesa trail system.

There are several options for rides out here. It is probably best to leave the beginner riders at home unless you're doing an out and back on Magic Carpet.

The West Loop is a solid ride with lots of technical features and some great flowy singletrack. The views along the rim are stunning of the Pine Valley Mountains and Gooseberry Mesa across the valley. You can see the closed golf course below you being sucked back into the desert.

This trail is not for the faint of heart due to some of the technical moves required. Getting off to walk is always a safe option.

On your way back, you'll see the option for the North Point Loop. Once you pass this intersection, watch for the rock cairns as it can be difficult to follow the trail at this point. Great slick rock riding with some pretty technical stuff thrown in.

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Apr 4, 2018
Dan C
Jan 13, 2018
Tyson Clay
Fun! Will do again. If combined with north loop, take magic carpet back!! 8.9mi
Jan 3, 2018
Tyson Clay
Combined it with all loops and it was tough! 8.9mi
Jan 3, 2018
Tylar Laity
Jun 20, 2017
Smallhammer .
Worth the drive - 1/2 dusty road, secluded and no one around
Apr 23, 2017
Josh Brown
Solid ride
Mar 11, 2017
Davis Denton
Nov 12, 2016
Sean Hawes

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Abe Gold
Tucson, AZ
Abe Gold   Tucson, AZ
Almost as sweet as Gooseberry and a bit easier so a good way to start or finish your area visit. Route finding is trickier but finding the trail head can be even tougher. Trail is marked with only cairns and they blend in at many spots so bring your glasses. Worth the ride out to the point as it's a different trail, faster than the loop. Many rock areas to play. Apr 3, 2018

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