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North Loop

 4.4 (13)

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

466' 142 m

Ascent

-467' -142 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

3,921' 1,195 m

High

3,712' 1,132 m

Low

Shared By Dan Dillon

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All Clear 18 days ago
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A beautiful flowing course with perfectly banked corners and amazing views.

Dan Dillon

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

Parking is not complete but folks can park outside the gate. Please respect the neighbors and do not park on the road. If more space is needed, there is a wash just north of the entrance that can fit a couple vehicles.

Description

This is a brand new trail southeast of Tucson. The non-technical, flowing trail has easy-moderate climbs depending on fitness. The entire loop is newbie friendly and the twisty bits are very well-banked.

The trail can be ridden in both directions but it was built to ride clockwise. This is a 6.5-mile trail built especially for racing but is open every day, besides race days, for riding. Do as many loops as you can handle. Expect nice berms and jumps put into the right spots.

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Oct 6, 2018
Ryan H
6.8mi
Oct 6, 2018
Caverdude O'Cicero
The wildflowers were great right now! 14.6mi — 1h 25m
Sep 27, 2018
Caverdude O'Cicero
Great rolling singletrack! Very similar to the Desperado loop at Sweetwater but longer. 6.8mi
Sep 22, 2018
Cindy Nolting Munroe
Sep 15, 2018
Matt Swanson
Sep 3, 2018
Frank Kaiser
Very nice flowing track. Had some muddy puddles due to rain the night before, but very green for the Tucson area. Nice trail and fun to ride. 6.8mi — 0h 36m
Aug 25, 2018
Amanda Markwardt
awesome trail! wildflowers in full bloom! took my 10 year old along and he handled the uphills and distance pretty well! 6.5mi
Aug 19, 2018
Josh Robbins
Rode both North and South Loops. Great trail. My wife loved the views and the birds also. 11.4mi

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  4.4 from 13 votes

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  4.4 from 13 votes
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#26

in Arizona

#474

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Let's set the story straight: 1)This land has no water on it....so no houses were ever going to be built on it. 2)Red Hill Ranch Road was built prior to 1945...mostly likely by ranchers looking for a way to get there cattle up to good grazing land. 3)Residents will NOT accept any "generous donations" from anyone other than Pima County, since this is their responsibility. Sep 26, 2018
Comments being deleted! People have the right to know they are upsetting the residents here! We all moved out here for the peace and quiet. We drive at least a half hour into Tucson everyday so we can have that peace and quiet. Because of this new trail, there are an increasing number of people coming out here destroying the desert with dirt bikes every weekend, morning to night. Some of those people are starting to camp out here. It really takes away that peacefulness we came here for. We are definitely not happy about the increase of people driving up our once quiet little road past our houses for the new bike trail Pima County put out here. When the events start being held, there will be loud speakers with race announcements and music playing. There will be 3-day events and RV's staying out here making it a vacation spot. The trail hasn't even opened yet and there is already an increase in traffic, which makes for increased road noise and a lot of dust blowing across my property, making it uncomfortable to breathe outside on the once peaceful mornings we used to enjoy, which was the benefit of living this far out of Tucson. This bike trail is exposing new people to the areas where the already increasing amount of dirt bikers go and destroy the desert and annoy everyone with their motors, tearing up and down the road. Sep 26, 2018
Adam Leedy
Austin, TX
Adam Leedy   Austin, TX
Really great trail system. I've said since moving to Tucson that we needed some fast flowing single track. I love the riding on the mountain and Starr pass and such and that's primarily why I moved here, but it is great to have a fast fun single track trail that is welcoming to beginner friends and the like. Thanks SDMB for making this happen! Sep 29, 2018

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