1 miles
Distance
212 ft
Climb
-28 ft
Descent
00:13:53
Avg time

Cholla Mtn. Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Brown's Ranch
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7723 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

Exceptionally fun and scenic loop trail around rugged Cholla Mountain. Be sure to take the short side route to Cathedral Rock. The trail is slightly harder than most of Brown's Ranch, but still suitable for beginners looking to build their skills.

More Stats for Cholla Mtn. Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    184 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,814 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,012 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,814 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,998 ft
  • Grade
    2.689%
  • Grade max
    -7.706%
  • Grade min
    15.889%
  • Distance climb
    4,902 ft
  • Distance down
    938 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,013 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:02
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Cholla Mtn. Loop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 383 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,100 rides
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      Photos

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      9 |
      Feb 3, 2019 @ 5:44pm
      Feb 3, 2019
      10 |
      Feb 3, 2019 @ 5:43pm
      Feb 3, 2019
      1 |
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 1:46pm
      Dec 11, 2018
      2 |
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 1:46pm
      Dec 11, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Introduction to Brown's
      14 miles
      Practice route
      13 miles
      Brown’s Ranch
      10 miles
      Browns B Group
      12 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag DrHog (Jan 30, 2015 at 21:49)
       Great stuff--twisty and fairly smooth with gradual pitch. Can be ridden either direction. Cholla Mtn scenery is gorgeous.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Dcrighton (Sep 11, 2018 at 21:32)
       Good fun as a downhill (North to South). Easy trail with fast section and a few slow corners chill out at cathedral rock to visit with other riders.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag STGDSS92 (Dec 18, 2018 at 16:50)
       Great trail, some tight switchbacks with no room for error (unless you want to wipe out into a cholla) will make you keep your speed in check. Still pretty suitable for beginners, some of the most beautiful views come from this trail in my opinion.
      [Reply]

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      The Best Loop For Begginers
      9:41 | 50 | Mar 11, 2019 , Scottsdale
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