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Windgate Pass Trail

 4 votes

Length

3.1 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

902' 275 m

Ascent

-475' -145 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

3,014' 919 m

High

2,174' 663 m

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Beautiful views of Scottsdale & Fountain Hills from this trail.

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Overview

Daylight use only.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This well-signed route includes spectacular views and great rolling climbs. Use the Horseshoe Trail or the Gateway Loop Trail for access. This trail ties into the Bell Pass Loop or Maricopa County Land including the Pemberton Trail. Bring your own water - this is desert climate at its best!

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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Nov 23, 2017
Amy White
2:15 with stops. Desert Park - Horseshoe - Gateway Loop - Windgate Pass to pass then back same way. Walked up most of Windgate pass trail.
May 4, 2017
Frederic Nicholson
that was a tough one, if you fall, don't fall into cactus 12.5mi — 1h 39m
Jan 24, 2017
Amy White
Super steady climbing on lose rock the whole way. A blast if you have the bike for it and enjoy that type of riding! 6.2mi

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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This ride is a steady climb up with almost constant rocks - both loose and embedded in the ground. Definitely recommend at least front suspension but preferably full suspension. There are no drops or major hazards but you'll need strong legs and lungs to ride the whole way. Lots of fun if you like the rocky challenge but if you're looking for a buff path, head to the east side of McDowell. Jan 29, 2017

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