21 miles
Distance
4,305 ft
Climb
-4,355 ft
Descent
3,035 ft
High Point

Great 21 mile loop in the McDowell's for a little bit of everything. Very tough climbs, some fun descents & technical terrain. A little bit of everything!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for McDowell's climbing training suffering route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,652 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,775 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,726 ft
  • Grade
    -0.044%
  • Grade max
    -33.872%
  • Grade min
    40.916%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Sunrise Trail
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Sunrise Trail
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Jan 11, 2014
Quick rip after work

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Quartz
Sep 7, 2018 @ 6:32am
Sep 7, 2018
Bigger ruts at the top after the monsoon season...
Windgate Pass
Sep 1, 2018 @ 7:04am
Sep 1, 2018
Hiking the trail this morning. Agree with the comment about a lot of hiking if you’re heading east. Almost all uphill. Most mountain bikers are also hiking
Paradise
Jun 17, 2018 @ 5:22am
Jun 17, 2018
Rideable, but falls short of being paradise.
Thompson Peak
May 25, 2018 @ 2:30pm
May 25, 2018
Extreme Climbing. For Pros Only. You will get fined $200 if a service person catches you. Worth It! ;)
Lost Dog Wash
Mar 11, 2018 @ 4:34pm
Mar 11, 2018
There was an orange bucket and pick axe at the start of the trail. Seems like they did some clean up. Looks like they added/maintained some shallow drainage dips along the trail.
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