6 miles
Distance
217 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:35:32
Avg time

Lone Cactus Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Fantasy Island
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30865 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
  • 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, 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.

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More Stats for Lone Cactus Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,793 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,857 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,822 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,825 ft
  • Grade max
    -11.9%
  • Grade min
    8.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:35:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:57:58
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Status:
on Jan 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (14 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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  • 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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      Lone Cactus Loop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 615 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,974 rides
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      Dec 26, 2020 @ 9:27pm
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      Nov 17, 2020 @ 7:09am
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      Nov 17, 2020 @ 7:09am
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      Sep 30, 2020 @ 7:46am
      Sep 30, 2020

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      4 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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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      • + 0
      flag ArizonaAdrenaline (May 21, 2020 at 15:22)
       Awesome trail and good for all riders. Love the fun features.
      [Reply]

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      Lone Cactus Loop Part 01
      25:46 | 79 | Sep 27, 2020 , Tucson
      Lone Cactus Loop Part 02
      25:46 | 56 | Sep 27, 2020 , Tucson
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