Mystery Loop - Mountain Bike near Phoenix, Arizona
~9050-9164 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.56977875, -111.99570101
9.5 miles NE of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~9050-9164 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA
GPS: 33°34'11.2"N 111°59'44.5"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 6.00 miles
MTB Difficulty: Beginner
Trail Type: Loop
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack

Mountain Bike

The trail is a nice combination of technical rock trail, washes, and climbs. There is a large network of trails to make the ride longer or shorter depending upon your needs. These trails cross over Trail 100 which allows for lots of other options. Courtesy of Singletracks.com
This is a pleasant loop hike in the northern end of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. It includes several unnamed trails as well as parts of the Christiansen, Perl Charles and Irregular Link trailsCourtesy of hikearizona.com

 

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Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (0.5 mi)
  2. Turn right onto N 7th Ave (0.8 mi)
  3. Turn right to merge onto I-10 E toward Tucson (2.3 mi)
  4. Take exit 147A-147B for AZ-51 N (0.6 mi)
  5. Continue onto AZ-51 N (8.7 mi)
  6. Take exit 9 for Shea Blvd (0.3 mi)
  7. Keep right at the fork and merge onto E Shea Blvd (0.8 mi)
  8. Turn right onto N 40th St
    Destination will be on the right
    (0.9 mi)
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Trails

Distance ?

4.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

4 feet

Real Ascent ?

842 feet

Real Descent ?

838 feet

Avg Grade (0°)

0%

Grade (-14° to 17°)

-25% to 30%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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