6 miles
Distance
456 ft
Climb
-446 ft
Descent
01:05:02
Avg time

Lone Cactus Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Tucson
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Arizona State Trust Land

The Cactus Loop is around 6 Miles long, consisting of winding and rolling hills, singletrack. I would categorize the skill level of this trail at a low intermediate for difficulty. Mostly due to ruts from the rain, rocky descents and climbs, and the Cacti. Many beginners start here but they are instantly challenged. The Cactus Loop can connect to the Bunny Trail, Rez Loop, Christmas Tree and the Burro Loop. Right turns will take you to one or the other named trails or stay left to continue on the Cactus Loop. There are a few tricky sections to be aware of, especially during monsoon season (July-September). Watch the wash crossings, dips and "The Shaft" as they can be steep, rutted or washed out.

Access Info

Trail is 40 yards south of the intersection at Irvington and Harrison Rd. Park in the lot or dirt and jump on the Paved Bike Path. You will see a picnic table on the left and the trail is just to the right of that area and a sign. The Cactus Loop ends just behind the picnic table.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lone Cactus Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,790 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,857 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,815 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,825 ft
  • Grade
    0.03%
  • Grade max
    -18.194%
  • Grade min
    15.92%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:05:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:16
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Status:
on Apr 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.7 (7 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 lone-cactus-loop trailhead (32.162740, -110.789780)
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Lone Cactus Loop Trail Reports

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Apr 6, 2018 @ 2:48pm
Apr 6, 2018
Mostly flat, sandy, fast trail. Beginners may have difficulty with loose rock and sand now and then.
Mar 14, 2018 @ 5:31pm
Mar 14, 2018
A few blown-out berms and deep cow-prints. Otherwise prime.
Feb 21, 2018 @ 11:21am
Feb 21, 2018
Trail in pretty decent shape, but lots of washed out sections and washboard showing up. This trail needs some love!
Jan 19, 2018 @ 2:58pm
Jan 19, 2018
May 31, 2017 @ 10:12am
May 31, 2017
Trail is in pretty good shape. It does have a few sandy spots but overall good trail.
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Dec 27, 2016 @ 7:23pm
Dec 27, 2016
Lone Cactus Loop, Squamish
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May 13, 2015 @ 9:50pm
May 13, 2015
Lone Cactus Loop, Tucson
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Mar 16, 2015 @ 9:03am
Mar 16, 2015
Lone Cactus Loop, Tucson
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Mar 5, 2015 @ 3:34pm
Mar 5, 2015
Lone Cactus Loop, Tucson

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag suvlako TORCA (Jun 1, 2017 at 10:24)
 For shuttles, guides, and rentals... contact Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours at homegrownmtb.com or 520.237.0129.

All-mountain, carbon rentals available as well as guiding & shuttle services on Mt Lemmon and on the Arizona Trail.
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  • + 1
flag adventuredorks (Jan 23, 2018 at 10:01)
 The Fantasy Island riding area is super fun! Great for most levels because advanced riders can play harder and ride faster while less experienced riders can practice their skills. Swoopy with some tech. Something for everyone.
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  • + 0
flag Jschmadeke (Mar 16, 2018 at 15:01)
 Had a blast on this trail! Highly recommend. Some of the trails are closed due to new home construction in the area.
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