3.3 miles
Distance
397 ft
Climb
-327 ft
Descent
00:18:23
Avg time

Pima Canyon Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Mountain Preserve
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #10587 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10810 in Trail Running
    • #6590 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

As of 2021 this trail has been updated to be part of the 2017 Master Plan "Pima Canyon Loop" trail, as per the trail posts. The information below may only be partially relevant to the new alignment. Desert Classic is utilized to form the complete Pima Canyon Loop.

This trail is multi faceted. North of Pima Truck trail is more all rider friendly. There are pass arounds for the more difficult sections. There is the older trail if you want to challenge yourself on climbs or descents. I would consider this portion a green trail if you ride the pass arounds. If you take the old truck trail then it will push into a blue category.

South of Pima it gets more advanced. The climb up beverly from Pima going south is not long, but steep with a few technical sections. The decent on the other side is a blast. Big reward for the little effort the climb demands. The descent is pushing more black diamond as there are some tech sections that would eat up a novice rider real quick. At speed the descent is only a minute or so long. The bottom of the descent gets loose with golf ball sized rocks.

This is a great little add on after doing a natty run. Way better than just riding the pima trail back to the parking lot.

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More Stats for Pima Canyon Loop bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    69 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,267 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,556 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,361 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,430 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -37%
  • Grade min
    22.2%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4,964 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,156 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:45
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on Mar 15, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.15 (14 votes)

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      Pima Canyon Loop Trail Reports

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      Mar 15, 2021 @ 11:35am
      Mar 15, 2021
      Mar 15, 2021 @ 11:35am
      Mar 15, 2021
      Sign says area is closed
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 12:46pm
      Jan 2, 2021
      Lots of people walking some loose areas but for the most part very good
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 7:21am
      Jun 9, 2020
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Nov 10, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 3,505 rides
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      Oct 13, 2019 @ 7:22am
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      Jan 29, 2019 @ 9:46pm
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      Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:17pm
      Jul 18, 2018
      157 |
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 7:58pm
      Jan 22, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      aztrail (May 27, 2017 at 17:39)
       This is not a green trail especially the south face of the mountain connection to desert classics is on par with National trail.
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      • + 0
      Creamcorn1 (Jun 11, 2021 at 9:49)
       Overall it's a blue diamond but there are a few stretches that are black diamond. Can't describe where they are at but they are tricky.
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