Gateway Loop Details
Gateway Loop is a very popular hike and bike route due to its easy access, short distance, and great views. There is no preferred direction, but the climbing is slightly more gradual if you ride it in the clockwise direction. You will see lots of hikers and runners, especially on weekends, so please ride under control and be courteous. The trail surface is standard McDowell stuff--plenty of rocks, but not much in the way of drop-offs. Better riders should be able to clean almost all of this trail. Plan on 45 minutes or so to complete the loop.
Park at Gateway Trailhead, ride across metal bridge onto Gateway Access Trail, which drops you onto Gateway Loop Trail. You can also access the loop from 104th St Access Trail, Horseshoe Trail, Paradise Trail, Bell Pass Trail, and Windgate Pass Trail.
Local Trail AssociationDesert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (www.dfmba.org)
More Stats for Gateway Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude min1,762 ft
Altitude max2,381 ft
Altitude start1,843 ft
Altitude end1,843 ft
Distance climb1.6 miles
Distance down1.8 miles
Distance flat357 ft
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Routes with this trail
|AES McDowell Mtns Long 2015 race||62.9 miles|
|McDowell's climbing training suffering route||21.3 miles|
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