Horseshoe Trail - Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike near Scottsdale, Arizona
Horseshoe, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA,Scottsdale,Arizona
33.6529687, -111.8563799
11.7 miles N of Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: Horseshoe, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
GPS: 33°39'10.7"N 111°51'23.0"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 1.00 miles
Trail Type: Point A to B
Hike Difficulty: Beginner

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Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike

Horseshoe trail is a short, fun singletrack with a lot of quick turns created by wash areas and rocks. It's a nice warm-up heading to Gateway Loop Trail. In some areas there are a lot of cactus, so have your turns down and be careful. It's great practice for beginner-intermediate riders. Hikers are rare. However, I have seen a lot of wildlife ranging from tons of javelina during all seasons, white tailed deer during the colder months, and even a couple of bobcats. Enjoy! Courtesy of mtbproject.com

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Scottsdale, Arizona

  1. Head north on N Scottsdale Rd toward E Indian School Rd (276 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Indian School Rd (2.2 mi)
  3. Turn left to merge onto AZ-101 Loop N (10.5 mi)
  4. Take exit 36 to merge onto N Pima Rd toward Princess Dr (0.5 mi)
  5. Turn right to stay on N Pima Rd (0.6 mi)
  6. Turn right onto Legacy Blvd (1.2 mi)
  7. Turn left onto N Thompson Peak Pkwy (0.5 mi)
  8. Turn right onto E Horseshoe Canyon Dr
    Partial restricted usage road
    (456 ft)
  9. Turn right onto E Siesta Ln
    Restricted usage road
    (0.5 mi)
  10. Turn right onto N 102nd St
    Restricted usage road
    (0.2 mi)
  11. Turn right
    Restricted usage road
    (354 ft)
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Trails

Distance ?

0.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-108 feet

Real Ascent ?

0 feet

Real Descent ?

108 feet

Avg Grade (-2°)

-3%

Grade (-3° to -1°)

-5% to -1%

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

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