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Windgate Pass Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.1 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 902' 275 m
Descent: -475' -145 m
High: 3,014' 919 m
Low: 2,174' 663 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

Beautiful views of Scottsdale & Fountain Hills from this trail.

Hunter R

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Daylight use only.

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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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May 16, 2019
Lost Justpastnowhere
Oct 28, 2018
Dave Evo
Part of the Maricopa trail 28mi
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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Trail Rankings

#190

in Arizona

#7,356

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Photos

Looking towards Scottsdale from Windgate Pass.
Jan 29, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Top of Windgate Pass.
Jan 29, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
Enjoy this view from the top of the pass looking east along the Windgate Pass Trail.
Jan 29, 2017 near Fountai…, AZ
Bask in the scenic views from the top of the pass as you take a break and prepare for your next move!
Jan 29, 2017 near Fountai…, AZ
An early morning on the Windgate Pass Trail.
Apr 13, 2017 near Fountai…, AZ
The rocky trail continues almost all the way to Windgate Pass.
Jan 29, 2017 near Fountai…, AZ

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