1 mile
Distance
122 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:11:34
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Mountain Park
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2020
  • Land Manager

Machine built trail. Non-technical, but has a couple of steep grades on the west end that may be difficult for beginner skill levels. This is a piece of the new Guadalupe Perimeter Trail on the South Mountain Trails Master Plan. The trail will stretch from Desert Classic near the Helipad over to the San Gabriel area, adopting many of the unofficial trails in the area into its alignment along the way. Trail posts, stickers, and trail closures of old sections of unsustainable trail are forthcoming.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Guadalupe Perimeter Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -93 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,516 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,516 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,424 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -42.9%
  • Grade min
    30.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,037 ft
  • Distance down
    3,881 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,050 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:48
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Status:
on Mar 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Guadalupe... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:57pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      Downed saguaro
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:56pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      Downed saguaro cactus
      Jan 29, 2021 @ 11:14am
      Jan 29, 2021
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 1:35pm
      Jan 17, 2021
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 12:46pm
      Jan 2, 2021
      Still some loose areas on steep climbs but otherwise great
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 38 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 899 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 367 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:57pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      36 |
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 8:55am
      Nov 13, 2020
      51 |
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 7:00pm
      Oct 8, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      SoMo Circumnavigation
      40 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      DustyCheeseGrater Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Sep 21, 2020 at 11:47)
       I did this trail East-West today. Smooth but loose dirt and steep grade towards the end easy to slide out. This bypasses one of the only technical portions of DC. Probably better W-E as advertised on trail forks.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      derekfransen Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Sep 23, 2020 at 20:23)
       Vote this name to be Grand Canyon trail and its nick name can be GC
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Lucki13 (Dec 1, 2020 at 9:25)
       On West end, the switchbacks are very dry and loose. At least 2 riders have been seriously injured and airlifted out. The trail is very rideable, just control your speed for your skill level.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      PouyanFar Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Dec 26, 2020 at 12:44)
       This is called the Wild Hog Trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Rivervic72 (Feb 16, 2021 at 20:23)
       This trail is boring
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jcav5 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Mar 7, 2021 at 10:35)
       This trail was a waste... it's boring for no other reason that the city chose lazy builders. Great path for grandma to walk on, don't bother riding it.

      This should be a green, there is nothing difficult about it other than the lazy steep lines the builder chose.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Flowdad Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Mar 17, 2021 at 13:55)
       Unnecessarily steep at parts. Loose at critical points so that you have to brake and lose all you speed. I prefer desert classic over the bypass.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      alexmt13 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Apr 3, 2021 at 21:04)
       This trail is ok. It’s nice to hop on to mix things up and not just ride the classic. However, I don’t think this trail was built with bikers in mind. This trail has some elevation but uses any of it in the most ineffective way. Any downhill section is fallowed by steep turns quickly after making the trail anything but fun. If you like me and you like to bomb down everything this trail isn’t for you. I think this trail was built to divert hiking traffic off of the desert classic. I hope the trail builders consider mountain bikers more as the continue to build the Guadalupe trail up the mountain.
      [Reply]

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