6 miles
456 ft
-446 ft
Avg time

Lone Cactus Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Ride in Rain
  • 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, 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 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 29, 2018
Avg: 3.4 (8 votes)

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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

Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:26am
Oct 29, 2018
The wide crossings on the main Lone Cactus loop are well marked as of yesterday, thanks to whoever did that. The one where you previously had to...
Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:35am
Oct 20, 2018
I made the mistake of crossing the first wide cleared area and ended up going the wrong way around the loop.
Oct 19, 2018 @ 11:41am
Oct 19, 2018
At the first point you hit the wide cleared area, stay on the same side (West) and head South along the edge. At the second place you cross the...
Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:51am
Oct 13, 2018
Cleared area can make it difficult to stay on the right path. If you haven't ridden this since before construction started you might have to use...
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.
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7 |
Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:58pm
Oct 21, 2018
Lone Cactus Loop, My City
125 |
Dec 27, 2016 @ 7:23pm
Dec 27, 2016
Lone Cactus Loop, Squamish
247 |
May 13, 2015 @ 9:50pm
May 13, 2015
Lone Cactus Loop, Tucson
270 |
Mar 16, 2015 @ 9:03am
Mar 16, 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.
  • + 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.
  • + 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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