3 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-268 ft
Descent
00:17:10
Avg time

Sport Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    McDowell Mountain Park
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12820 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

Sport Loop is single track and part of the Competitive Trails at McDowell, it has rolling, short steep climbs fast downhill sections, some rocky areas then pops out back at the parking lot. It's a good warm up for the Technical and Long Loops.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.

Some steep undulations but all wide open

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sport Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -13 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,617 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,676 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,663 ft
  • Grade
    -0.086%
  • Grade max
    -35.224%
  • Grade min
    45.739%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,401 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:38
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Status:
on Mar 28, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (15 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
      Directions to sport-loop-14913 trailhead (33.669210, -111.702100)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 744 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,753 rides
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      Photos

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      85 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      May 15, 2018
      61 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      May 15, 2018
      196 |
      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:36pm
      Apr 26, 2015
      176 |
      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:36pm
      Apr 26, 2015

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag pennamefreedom (Nov 2, 2017 at 17:35)
       What a great ride! Great length for families and beginners, varied terrain but nothing too tricky. My favorite loop here!
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