3 miles
Distance
359 ft
Climb
-385 ft
Descent
00:23:10
Avg time

Scenic Details

  • Riding Area
    McDowell Mountain Park
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #20775 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Great moderate loop off of the Pemberton trail that offers short, punchy climbs, and fun descents. The trail is named appropriately, the views along the entire route are fantastic! Best ridden clockwise.

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More Stats for Scenic bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -26 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,739 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,014 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,898 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,872 ft
  • Grade
    -0.146%
  • Grade max
    -36.968%
  • Grade min
    37.637%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,695 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:53
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.7 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Scenic Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 9:14am
      Jan 5, 2019
      This should have been named "Rock Garden" because the NE section is almost all rocks averaging fist size. The SW section is in the valley and is...
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:43am
      Dec 16, 2018
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 9:36am
      Nov 4, 2018
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 4:17pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      one washed out spot on the decent of scenic trail......
      Mar 3, 2018 @ 12:27pm
      Mar 3, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 81 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 409 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:08am
      Dec 26, 2017
      Scenic, My City
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      Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:07am
      Dec 26, 2017
      Scenic, My City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag DrHog (Nov 25, 2015 at 12:38)
       Worthy sidetrip from Pemby for some climbing and views.
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