8 miles
Distance
707 ft
Climb
-706 ft
Descent
01:03:46
Avg time

Long Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    McDowell Mountain Park
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • AKA
    McDowell Mtn Park Long Loop
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    year long
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17781 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager

Single direction XC trail with very flowy section, small climbs and downhill, pay attention to the sand when crossing the washes, after the climbs you'll be rewarded with very nice open views of the surrounding wilderness, about half way thru the loop there is a step were you can session for a bit if you like or you can take the alternative bypass, please stay on designed paths, don't left any garbage behind and if you want to spice it up give it a try to the skills park or the technical loop

Access Info

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 head to the competitive loops first left after the entrance

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

A couple narrow sections, a 36" bridge and one ledge climb

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Long Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,556 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,760 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,645 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,647 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -59.144%
  • Grade min
    43.119%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:03:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:41
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Status:
on Mar 3, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (9 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Long Loop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 176 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 465 rides
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      Photos

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      2 |
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 12:06pm
      Mar 30, 2020
      24 |
      May 16, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      May 16, 2019
      45 |
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 8, 2018
      58 |
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 8, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag outbackwack (Nov 29, 2018 at 21:21)
       A mix of flowy single track, rocky sections, washes and rollers. Good for testing all abilities. Some plants are growing into the trail in spots so don't get stabbed.
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