Loma and Canal Trails - Hike and Mountain Bike near Tempe, Arizona
~602 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA,Tempe,Arizona
33.4361978, -111.94326061
0.8 miles N of Tempe, Arizona
Address: ~602 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
GPS: 33°26'10.3"N 111°56'35.7"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 3.10 miles
Trail Type: Loop
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 213 feet

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Trails open to mountain biking and hiking that wind through the Papago Park in Tempe, Arizona. The Loma Trail winds around lots of uphill and downhill paths, and leads to a park with a small lake and a playground. The Canal Trail travels adjacent to the canal at the south end of the park, and provides some shade. 

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Directions

From Tempe, Arizona

  1. Head northeast on S Mill Ave toward S Mill Ave (1.0 mi)
  2. Make a U-turn (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn right (108 ft)
  4. Turn right
    Destination will be on the right
    (16 ft)
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From the Loop 202 take the Scottsdale Road exit, go north about 0.25 mile and turn left on Curry Road. Follow for about 0.25 mile and turn left on 68th Street/College Avenue. Park is on the right. Courtesy of alltrails.com

 

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GoPro Mountain Biking - Loma Trail at Papago Park by Craig Haden

Trails

Distance ?

2.0 miles

Real Ascent ?

166 feet

Real Descent ?

167 feet

Grade (-12° to 10°)

-21% to 18%

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

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