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North Loop

Easy
 3.4 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice route using some great singletrack trails west of Green Valley with various dips and climbs.


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Map Key

7.8

Miles

12.6

KM

80%

Singletrack

3,202' 976 m

High

3,031' 924 m

Low

287' 87 m

Up

287' 87 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

You need a permit which is FREE. Visit the Freeport-McMoRan site here to fill out the request.

Overview

There aren't a lot of places to ride in Green Valley, but this section of former state land is fun with some good trails. As an added bonus, there are great views of the Santa Rita mountains to the southeast.

Description

Starting at the trailhead near the Performing Arts Center on Continental Road, you can ride north on singletrack around a desert area at the base of the Pima and Duval Mines. The property was purchased from state lands by Freeport-McMoran but you can obtain a FREE permit to ride. Maps are also available.

The trails are mostly level with little elevation gain, but the trail builders put in lots of loops and turns, especially on the north section, that are fun. OK Corral is at the center of things and several trails go out from there. We avoid roads and there are some in this area, particularly around the perimeter, but there is some good singletrack in the center.

Overall, this loop is great for beginners.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kirk Astroth with improvements by Waid Reynolds

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 12 votes

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  3.4 from 12 votes
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338 travels through a gorgeous cholla forest.
Mar 9, 2017 near Green V…, AZ
Expect twisty-turny singletrack in the West Desert Trails' northern sector.
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Nov 14, 2020
Charlie Palmer
trails are in great shape, had a blast. 12.3mi
Jul 30, 2020
Charlie Palmer
Dry but nice! 7.8mi
Jul 18, 2020
Charlie Palmer
Jul 12, 2020
Charlie Palmer
Mar 23, 2020
Joseph Gonzalez
Ride with Kiddo's new Rocky Mountain 27.5 4mi — 1h 00m
Feb 5, 2019
Damon Roth
Easy, but fun. Need to look at the map a lot. So have your phone handy.
Nov 23, 2018
Ray El Feo
Nov 11, 2018
Britt Adams