9 miles
Distance
928 ft
Climb
-807 ft
Descent
00:44:41
Avg time

Desert Classic Details

  • Riding area
    South Mountain
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year round
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Suad

Desert Classic trail connects the east and west ends of the southwest quadrant of south mountain riding area. About 13 miles across the lower flats of the south west range it ascends from east to west and descends west to east. Pima Canyon which is a large ramada with parking at the east end and Telegraph pass which is a small ramada and parking at the west end. Desert Classic is the classic trail ride.

Access Info

Pima Canyon, Telegraph Pass, Warpaint, Western Star, various trailheads

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Desert Classic mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    121 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,336 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,587 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,515 ft
  • Grade
    0.266%
  • Grade max
    -32.358%
  • Grade min
    32.576%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,958 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:41
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:53
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (33 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to desert-classic trailhead (33.362880, -111.986100)
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Desert Classic Trail Reports

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Jul 16, 2017 @ 4:32pm
Jul 16, 2017
Desert Classic, My City
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Jul 16, 2017 @ 4:32pm
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Desert Classic, My City
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Nov 3, 2016 @ 7:12am
Nov 3, 2016
Desert Classic, Phoenix
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Aug 2, 2016 @ 12:08pm
Aug 2, 2016
Desert Classic, Queen Creek

Routes with this trail

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Tims Route
19 miles
SoMo: DC Beginner/Intermediate Loop
10 miles
Desert Classic to Helipad
15 miles
Desert Classic
3 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Koniczyna (Jan 11, 2018 at 23:29)
 This is reall nice and easy trail. Great for beginners but advanced riders can also have some fun.
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