6 miles
Distance
456 ft
Climb
-446 ft
Descent
01:16:38
Avg time

Lone Cactus Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Tucson
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • 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
    01:16:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:16
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Status:
on May 31, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Lone Cactus Loop Trail Reports

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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.
Aug 18, 2016 @ 3:55pm
Aug 18, 2016
Lots of erosion from the monsoons. Climbs are techy and loose.
Aug 17, 2016 @ 10:57am
Aug 17, 2016
Deep ruts and lots of sand from the heavy rains. Slow a little on corners and the wash crossings
Aug 6, 2016 @ 9:29am
Aug 6, 2016
Monsoon rains rutting trails a bit deep. Use caution on downhill sections!
Jul 5, 2016 @ 10:50am
Jul 5, 2016
Lone cactus is dry as of 7-2-16
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Lone Cactus Loop, Squamish
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May 13, 2015 @ 9:50pm
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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

1 Review & Comments

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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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