3 miles
Distance
466 ft
Climb
-222 ft
Descent
00:26:49
Avg time

Lost Dog Wash Details

  • Riding Area
    McDowell Mountain
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Global Ranking
    #30771 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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More Stats for Lost Dog Wash bike trail
  • Altitude change
    244 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,714 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,094 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,726 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,970 ft
  • Grade
    1.585%
  • Grade max
    -35.822%
  • Grade min
    64.504%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,733 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:53
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Status:
on Mar 11, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lost Dog Wash Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Mar 11, 2018 @ 4:34pm
      Mar 11, 2018
      There was an orange bucket and pick axe at the start of the trail. Seems like they did some clean up. Looks like they added/maintained some...
      Mar 3, 2018 @ 11:31am
      Mar 3, 2018
      Oct 28, 2017 @ 1:18pm
      Oct 28, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 87 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:39pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Lost Dog Wash, Scottsdale
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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:38pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Lost Dog Wash, Scottsdale
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      Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:38pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Lost Dog Wash, Scottsdale
      23 |
      Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:38pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Lost Dog Wash, Scottsdale

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Scooter1969 (Apr 9, 2017 at 15:58)
       Curious who rated this a green.... would love to see them go north to south of that hill... I'd have to rate it at least a blue going DOWN...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Tanman34 (Dec 31, 2017 at 6:58)
       Yes I agree- for an experienced rider this is an easy trail but it is by no means suitable for beginners. It is rough and rocky with some washes and such.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Calendarmon (Mar 9, 2018 at 10:23)
       Yes, that downhill section from Taliesin Lookout south has the roughness of most Arizona blue trails, but the elevation change of a green in my opinion. I did this trail a few times with my 2006 26" entry level full suspension mountain bike. I find that section easier if you approach it faster, standing up, and lifting the front end on a few spots. I find climbing that section North is a bit more like a blue trail.
      As far as the rest of this trail, North bound is a long uphill battle with few spots for relief. There are a few wash sections that are a little challenging to climb because the switch backs kill most of your speed. South bound is one rougher section and the rest is decently smooth downhill.
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