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Wren Arena Red Loop Trail

Intermediate
 2.9 (12)

A great, five-mile singletrack loop with rolling terrain that makes a great training ground.


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5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Singletrack

5,264' 1,604 m

High

4,922' 1,500 m

Low

552' 168 m

Up

554' 169 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

This trail is on an active military installation. Members of the public will need to obtain a photo ID pass from the main gate of Fort Huachuca to access the facility and this trail. The process requires a background check and typically takes at least 30 minutes to secure a pass that's valid for 30 days.

Description

This trail is a minimally-technical, intermediate loop that's great for training or enjoying the area's rolling terrain. The trail can be ridden in either direction, but it's best enjoyed clockwise as mapped.

From the rodeo arena, take the nearby dirt road that heads southeast and settle in for the ascent. The grade starts out mellow but steadily increases over the next 1.5 miles of climbing to come. For the first few intersections, follow the road as it wraps around the base of the hills.

At about half-a-mile, turn to the right to head up a small, wooded valley between two low ridges. The road becomes rougher after it passes a few buildings, but the going is still manageable, just avoid any ruts you encounter. Not too far ahead, turn to follow the road onto the ridge that's been on the rider's right.

This last bit of effort brings riders to the start of the singletrack. When you're ready, head in for a quick descent that hugs the contours of the hill. This narrow singletrack section is the ride's highlight and lots of fun! Near the base of the ridge, the trail enters a clump of trees before wrapping around to complete a slight climb across a dirt road.

On the other side, the singletrack completes a short descent that ends by climbing out to another dirt road. Almost immediately, turn to the right for a very short descent. Don't let your speed build up too much as the singletrack takes off again on before the next road intersection. Turn left to follow the trail for a gentle climb that ends with a short descent back to another road.

Just ahead, you'll find the entrance for the next section of singletrack that takes riders for a rolling descent that ends in a short, punchy climb. This is a great spot to test your uphill fitness, but it also makes for an equally nice casual pedal. Just where the trail reaches it's furthest point to the west, it starts another fun little descent that wraps back down to the road.

Take your next right, and then left. As you pedal, watch for a final section of singletrack on the right. This is the last bit of climbing and it's over very quickly. At the top, make a left onto the road and follow it down to the arena.

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Daniel Coxworth

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  2.9 from 12 votes

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Nov 26, 2020
Steve Baker
First ride. 2.9mi — 0h 27m
May 17, 2020
Jacob Malone
Apr 29, 2019
Robert Franchino
Jul 17, 2018
Steve W
May 16, 2018
Taylor Rey
Mar 10, 2018
Matthew Vane
Very rocky, would not ride again. Easy to get lost, no signs for a trail. It seems as though it is on hunting game area. 5mi
May 12, 2017
Adam Cunico
Apr 20, 2017
Anthony Ramirez
1st Mountain Bike ride in the bag! 5.2mi