1 miles
Distance
163 ft
Climb
-5 ft
Descent
00:09:36
Avg time

Cholla Mtn. Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Brown's Ranch
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

A trail known for its beauty before its ride quality. Any trail with the name cholla in it, should be full of cholla....check! Paired with Chuckwagon, it is likely the fastest way from the Browns TH to the diablos.

Real downside with this trail is its ability to kill a riders momentum from either direction. If you can get faster than 8 mph from either direction, I would be surprised. It is more serpentine than flowy and likely better for hikers than for mountain biking. I'd love to see a bypass trail that goes inside the loop and up the mountainSmile

You will like this trail if you are just out for a cruise and want to enjoy the scenery. You won't like it if you enjoy momentum and not being on your brakes the whole time.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cholla Mtn. Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    158 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,839 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,997 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,839 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,997 ft
  • Grade
    2.686%
  • Grade max
    -2.453%
  • Grade min
    8.632%
  • Distance climb
    4,371 ft
  • Distance down
    263 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,231 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:51
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Status:
on Aug 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.2 (5 votes)

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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
Directions to cholla-mtn-loop-22227 trailhead (33.779280, -111.824570)
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Cholla Mtn. Loop Trail Reports

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Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:31am
Aug 10, 2018
Ruts from the monsoons have formed
Jul 28, 2018 @ 6:34am
Jul 28, 2018
a few more ruts from the monsoons....but still good
Mar 17, 2018 @ 10:35am
Mar 17, 2018
Jan 7, 2018 @ 8:19am
Jan 7, 2018
Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:13am
Dec 21, 2017
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Feb 24, 2018 @ 5:14pm
Feb 24, 2018
Cholla Mtn. Loop, My City
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Feb 20, 2018 @ 1:39pm
Feb 20, 2018
Cholla Mtn. Loop, Phoenix
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Feb 20, 2018 @ 1:39pm
Feb 20, 2018
Cholla Mtn. Loop, Phoenix
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Nov 7, 2017 @ 4:55pm
Nov 7, 2017
Cholla Mtn. Loop, Scottsdale

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag DrHog (Jan 30, 2015 at 21:50)
 Great stuff--twisty and fairly smooth with gradual pitch. Can be ridden either direction. Cholla Mtn scenery is gorgeous.
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