27 miles
Distance
4,824 ft
Climb
-4,823 ft
Descent
3,035 ft
High Point

A loop around the McDowells. Starts on the west side so I don't have to drive out to Fountain Hills!

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for West to East McDowell Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,508 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,518 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,518 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.872%
  • Grade min
    40.916%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Quick rip after work

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Desert Park
Dec 12, 2017 @ 1:34pm
Dec 12, 2017
Great condition
Horseshoe
Dec 12, 2017 @ 1:34pm
Dec 12, 2017
great condition, nice change from my usual conditons
Gateway Loop
Dec 3, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Dec 3, 2017
Paradise
Dec 3, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Dec 3, 2017
Quartz
Dec 3, 2017 @ 2:33pm
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