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North Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.6 (38)

A beautiful flowing course with perfectly banked corners and amazing views.


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Map Key

6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

Singletrack

3,921' 1,195 m

High

3,712' 1,132 m

Low

466' 142 m

Up

467' 142 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

  • Please be courteous and respectful to other trail users and to drivers on the road.
  • Do not speed on Red Hill Ranch Road, and be respectful of the private property in the area.
  • Don’t block the access road or Red Hill Ranch Road in any way.
  • Lock the gate if you are the last one out.
  • No camping at the trailhead.

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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Dan Dillon

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 38 votes

#134

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  4.6 from 38 votes
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#8

in Arizona

#134

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Mostly beginner friendly.  My 12 year old loved it.
Mar 18, 2018 near Vail, AZ
Not technical at, all these trails make for great social rides as well.
Dec 9, 2018 near Mescal, AZ
Nice easy rolling climbs Challenged our 10 year old.
Dec 27, 2019 near Mescal, AZ
Sudden Stop!
Mar 30, 2020 near Vail, AZ
Bad mama rollin'
Mar 30, 2020 near Vail, AZ
Even Gravel Bikers can have a good time here.
Apr 5, 2020 near Vail, AZ

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May 9, 2020
Geoff Gascoigne
Good ride! Great weather first thing in the AM 10mi — 1h 09m
Mar 28, 2020
Desert Dude
Looks like the berms were improved on North Loop! Awesome. 11mi
Dec 26, 2019
SD Cruz
Great day on the trail with our son. Excellent practice loop for him to learn on. Perfect day nice and tacky, great traction, no dust great weather — 1h 46m
Nov 30, 2019
James Haag
Rode loops then the out and back 17.2mi — 2h 18m
Nov 22, 2019
Brigitte Flanagan
Aug 2, 2019
Joe Howard
May 12, 2019
T.J. Hammond
Mar 9, 2019
Jill Douglas
Great flows trail. Coming from sea level it took me a while to get used to climbing out here 6mi