8.4 miles
Distance
212 ft
Climb
-218 ft
Descent
1,873 ft
High Point

Easy loop, starting and ending at the Apache Wash trailhead.

(this is my first time using Trailforks and the route planner)

Detailed Description
Apache Wash trailhead - Easy loop is a 8 mile moderately popular easy route located near Phoenix Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 212 ft with a max elevation of 1,873 ft then descends -218 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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EdwardIQty6n (Jan 9, 2023 at 11:11)
This was the prettiest trail I’ve done in the park and area so far. Long sections of saguaros and teddy bear cactus. Very green post rain. Some technical stuff to keep it interesting.
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jamespeel (Dec 17, 2022 at 20:03)
Easy fun trail, fun loop with Badger Brawl to warm up on before hitting the other trails.
Several areas of ruts where people rode in the mud. DON'T RIDE WHEN IT'S MUDDY!

How hard is this to comprehend?
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MoabRides (Jun 13, 2020 at 7:50)
Fav trail, combined with the first leg of Sidewinder from the lot and the leg marked "connector" to make a figure 8.
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MoabRides (Jun 13, 2020 at 7:50)
Fav trail, combined with the first leg of Sidewinder from the lot and the leg marked "connector" to make a figure 8.
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AlphaSlacker (May 15, 2020 at 11:13)
Very fun loop to keep upping your best time. Some wash crossings with deep n soft sand, watch out for washing out. If you find the "secret" trail with the shot up vintage car hood you can stretch the loop a little farther. Great area!
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AlphaSlacker (May 15, 2020 at 11:13)
Very fun loop to keep upping your best time. Some wash crossings with deep n soft sand, watch out for washing out. If you find the "secret" trail with the shot up vintage car hood you can stretch the loop a little farther. Great area!
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sallya (May 22, 2019 at 9:52)
In reply to Vanguaard ^^...this girlfriend liked the trail ok but could have used more rocks ????
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sallya (May 22, 2019 at 9:52)
In reply to Vanguaard ^^...this girlfriend liked the trail ok but could have used more rocks ????
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Sixpack110 (Feb 2, 2019 at 17:59)
This was our first ride at A.W. oct 2018. that loop took us about an hour and a half....I'm 30 lbs lighter today 2/2/19 and did the loop in about 40 minutes. fun loop for anyone.
I'm the one in the loud jersey in the video.
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Sixpack110 (Feb 2, 2019 at 17:59)
This was our first ride at A.W. oct 2018. that loop took us about an hour and a half....I'm 30 lbs lighter today 2/2/19 and did the loop in about 40 minutes. fun loop for anyone.
I'm the one in the loud jersey in the video.
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Vanguaard (Jul 1, 2018 at 7:37)
Great trail with moderate effort. Smooth on northern half but your girlfriend may complain about rocky terrain on south eastern part of trail
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Vanguaard (Jul 1, 2018 at 7:37)
Great trail with moderate effort. Smooth on northern half but your girlfriend may complain about rocky terrain on south eastern part of trail
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ArizonaMTB (May 7, 2018 at 7:23)
Not really a down, it's basically flat.
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Tanman34 (Nov 23, 2017 at 13:57)
Quite fun beginners loop and also good for advanced riders looking to go fast
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Tanman34 (Nov 23, 2017 at 13:57)
Quite fun beginners loop and also good for advanced riders looking to go fast
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  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Apache Wash trailhead - Easy loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,700 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,731 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,726 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
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  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
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